Hedgehog in the Garden

Hello Everyone,

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.

Mrs Fennelly


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