Tuesday, 16 July 2013


I've posted some things about out prickly garden visitors before, but I thought you might like to see our current regular.

I think this is a she, and I think she may be the late overwinter hedgehog we were given to release by a local charity.

Schnurfle schnurfle
Scoffing the bird seed.

Beautiful, isn't she?
Schnurfle schnurfle
Love how she's got seed stuck to her nose. 
If you're currently in the UK and enjoying the heatwave, remember your garden birds and mammals. A shallow bowl of water in the garden (even an upturned frisbee with a puddle in it!) could really make a difference at this time of year.

Hedgehogs shouldn't be out at all in the day. These photos were snapped after 9PM with the aid of a fast lens and low-light settings. If you see a hog in your garden in daylight, and if it looks wobbly and unwell, put it in a cool, dark place with a bowl of water and call the British Hedgehog Preservation Society for some advice. They'll put you in touch with a local representative who can help you out.

If you're looking to attract hedgehogs to your garden, providing food, water and shelter is the best way. Have a look at the BHPS website for some tips.

 I'm off to make my Animal Crossing town flag into a hedgehog!

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