Garden hedgehog decline, solution and success

March 1, 2016

in Gardening For Wildlife, Hedgehogs, Mammals

Hedgehogs are in decline. When did you last see one in your garden?

I am surprised that many people have never seen a living hedgehog. Road kill hedgehogs yes, but not living ones.. Why is this? They are declining. I don’t see as many dead on the roads as I used to do. Jan 2016 I saw 2 dead ones in the road, probably because of the mild winter, they woke up and went in search of scarce food.

A rare sight. Hedgehog in garden

A rare sight to many.  Hedgehog in my wildlife garden

Garden hedgehog decline – one reason

Garden hedgehog- solution

Garden hedgehog- success

Garden hedgehog- top 10 tips 

Garden hedgehog gravel board

Become a Hedgehog Champion

Read summary of the BTO State of Britain’s hedgehogs 2011         Download report here

Help them travel through your garden and not have to travel around it to get out. A hedgehog friendly fence helps!

Thanks!  George

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

H Davies April 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

I have 4hedgehog boxes in my garden.All are occupied.I have 5 hedgehogs come every night that I have see,so there maybe more I feed them every night.Please could you tell me how long they stay in the boxes .?and when is the best time to clean them out.I am an old age pensioner.I spend a lot of money on my friends(hedgehogs) but I love them .I just wish on television adverts for slug pellets they would point out the danger of these horrible things to hedgehogs. Yours sincerely H I Davies


nurturingnature April 10, 2017 at 6:51 am

They may stay until they find another site to nest, I think these may be their old winter nests, so wont be long until they make a fresh site for the summer. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the moments! Cheers, george


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