Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
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How to discover if you have hedgehogs visiting

Top tips for how to find out if it is a hedgehog visiting your garden - without the use of a night camera.

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How old is my hedgehog? How to identify an elderly hedgehog

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

Hedgehog bonfire poster
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Burnt hedgehogs – watch out for wildlife in your bonfire

Don't have a hog roast this bonfire night - move your bonfire on the day of lighting or check carefully for wildlife.

Hedgehog friendly pond
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How to create a hedgehog friendly pond

Hedgehogs can swim but they can't swim forever. Read how to make your pond hedgehog friendly and provide an escape route for wildlife.

Hedgehog hole hedgehog highway
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How to create a hedgehog highway

How to create a hedgehog hole to link gardens with a hedgehog highway.

Wild hedgehogs in garden
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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

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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

hibernating hedgehog
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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?

Hedgehog in garden
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Hedgehog friendly wildlife gardening

How to create a hedgehog friendly garden The sound of a hedgehog snuffling round your garden has got to be one of nature's most glorious delights but hedgehog numbers are in sharp decline with habitat loss and human activity thought to be the biggest causes. There are now believed to be less than a million wild… Continue reading Hedgehog friendly wildlife gardening

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What to feed wild hedgehogs in your garden

What to feed wild hedgehogs in your garden.