Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
Helping hedgehogs

Releasing hedgehogs back to the wild

How to release rehabilitated hedgehogs back to the wild

Spring wildlife garden
Helping hedgehogs, wildlife gardening

Top plants for hedgehogs and wildlife

What plants to grow in your garden to attract hedgehogs and other wildlife.

Elderly wild hedgehog old wild hedgehog
Helping hedgehogs

How old is my hedgehog?

The pigment of hedgehog noses turns pink with age. How to identify the age of a wild hedgehog.

Three legged wild hedgehog amputee
Helping hedgehogs

Wild hedgehog amputee

Can wild hedgehogs survive with three legs? Meet Rupert. He arrived with me in 2016 as a small hoglet. He was only 300g. When I inspected him I could smell that something wasn't right. Wildlife rescuers go a lot by smell - you get to know the smell of infection and poo that is not… Continue reading Wild hedgehog amputee

Strimmed hedgehog
Helping hedgehogs

Hedgehog strimmer injuries

The sound of people people using a strimmer sets my teeth on edge. I hate them! They do so much damage to wildlife including hedgehogs, frogs and toads. This is the story of Holly and her journey to recovery from a terrible strimmer wound. She was found at the end of July with her head… Continue reading Hedgehog strimmer injuries

Hedgehogs feeding in garden
Helping hedgehogs

WANTED – homes for hedgehogs!

"I want a garden hedgehog!" If I had a pound for every time I've heard that, I would be a rich woman! I'm on the lookout for suitable hedgehog release sites for hedgehogs that have spent the time in care. I want the best of the best for these rehabilitated hedgehogs so please let me… Continue reading WANTED – homes for hedgehogs!

hibernating hedgehog
Helping hedgehogs

Hibernating hedgehog – dead or alive?

How can you tell if a hedgehog is hibernating? This is a question I am frequently asked by my foster carers, a network of special people who support me with looking after rehabilitated hedgehogs over the Winter period. These hedgehogs missed the deadline for release before the weather turned cold and, if they are well… Continue reading Hibernating hedgehog – dead or alive?