Well, would you believe it, I now have a hedgehog in my garden! On Sunday afternoon, whilst weeding, I spotted something underneath the leaves of a shrub and on further inspection, it was a lovely hedgehog. I watched it for a while but didn’t touch it and later on that evening, it had scuttled away! I haven’t seen it since but I’ve added a photo of it above.
If you’re interested in finding out more about hedgehogs, take a look at the National Geographic for Kids website-
Did you know that…
- Hedgehogs eat insects, worms, snails, mice and frogs.
- They are nocturnal and sleep all day in nests under bushes or in woodland areas.
- They hibernate in winter because their food supply becomes incredibly scarce during the coldest months of the year.
- Hedgehogs have a coat of about 5000 spines. These act as a defence against foxes and badgers.
- Hedgehogs have an excellent sense of smell.
I wonder if you’ve ever seen a hedgehog or if you have them in your garden?
Take care and we’ll chat again tomorrow.