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Helping hedgehogs

Video tour of my wildlife garden

Join this video tour of my wildlife garden and discover my top tips for creating your own wildlife garden.

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Insect hotel, bug house, wildlife hotel
Helping hedgehogs

How to build a bug hotel – DIY insect house

My guide to how to build a giant insect hotel.

Wild hedgehogs in garden
Helping hedgehogs

Why you shouldn’t feed hedgehogs mealworms

Why it is bad for hedgehogs to feed them mealworms, peanuts and sunflower hearts.

Homemade DIY hedgehog house hedgehog box
Helping hedgehogs

How to site your hedgehog box – a video showing where to place your hedgehog house

I've made a little video with my top tips on how to site your hedgehog box. A great read once you've bought one or made your own using my guide. Research indicates that how you site your hedgehog box is very important for your chances of attracting a resident so I do highly recommend following… Continue reading How to site your hedgehog box – a video showing where to place your hedgehog house

Wild hedgehogs in garden
Helping hedgehogs

Build a hedgehog feeding station

Want to feed hedgehogs but not your neighbourhood cats? A hedgehog feeding station may well be the answer. It also helps to keep the food and the hedgehog dry when it is raining. Hedgehogs aren't keen on rain! There are lots of options for feeding stations. You can buy a ready made one, I use… Continue reading Build a hedgehog feeding station

male wild hedgehog
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How to sex a hedgehog – how to tell if a hedgehog is male or female

Is my visiting hedgehog a girl or a boy? I'm often asked this question. The challenge of working it out often leads to many just being called 'Spike', which I guess works for either..... There are a few ways you can tell what sex your hedgehog is. The first does depend on the hedgehog being… Continue reading How to sex a hedgehog – how to tell if a hedgehog is male or female

Spring wildlife garden
Helping hedgehogs

Top plants for hedgehogs and attracting insects

What plants to grow in your garden for hedgehogs. Help hedgehogs thrive in your garden with this guide to plants that are great for our spiky friends. Contrary to popular belief, hedgehogs don't mainly eat slugs. Their favourite foods are beetles and caterpillars. Growing plants to attract insects is therefore one of the best things you can… Continue reading Top plants for hedgehogs and attracting insects

Hedgehogs feeding in garden
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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!