You found my secret hog page
Being a hedgehog champion (yes, it's a thing), I'm keen to do as much as possible to give this vulnerable species a helping hand.
As well as volunteering our garden as a safe place to re-home rescued hedgehogs, we support feed them every night by leaving out cat biscuits, meaty pet food, and fresh water.
Rehoming hedgehogs at the bottom of our garden.
One of our home-made hog houses. We clean them out once a year before popping fresh straw bedding back in, otherwise we don't open them, not even to check if they're being used, as this can cause a hog to bolt.
We don't feed our hogs anything other than cat biscuits and pet food, as there are plenty of bugs around here for them to eat.
Our wildlife buffet is just a supplement to their natural creepy-crawly diet, provided in case the hedgehogs ever get to the point of feeling proper hangry.
We put food and fresh water out every evening including throughout Winter - as some hedgehogs don't hibernate, preferring to forage even during the colder months.
Digging for worms at dusk.
Caught on camera:
...although, our current record is...
A great black backed gull
(or big bird) once landed in our garden, but I was too gobsmacked by its size to take a photo.
They have a wingspan of
150cm - 165cm which is about the same length as a park bench.
Late with supper again!
Here's a picture for you to print out and colour in!
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