I have again been sitting out in the evenings watching our hedgehogs. We seem to have sevcral that make the most of our shrubs and evergreens. They emerge from various places. They are little characters!
I enjoy sitting, listening and watching - I put my feet up on another chair, so I am out of their way! See why below!
I was sitting and suddenly felt something on the back of my ankle - on looking, a gorgeous little baby hedgehog pottered through! (Now you see why I put my feet up!)
We think we have five hedgehogs which live in our garden. They come out from thick ivy, shelter near a fence, from behind the shed, little cabin and from the little house area. We have several places where they can get in and out of our garden.
We have read about H and understand that they are generally not very sociable creatures, and prefer to be on there own (unless mating of course!) Coz we have shrubs and put little food in different places, we can watch them all at the same time, and they seen happy. One evening we saw 5 eating all at the same time, at there own little bit of food! It was lovely to see, and hear - proper hedheg food lots opf crunchy bits
they love it!
Many times have witnessed a mating ritual - the male dashes into the garden, rushes up to female who starts making a funny noise and always facing the male, who stalks around one way then the other. Usually the male then just runs off and leaves the poor female wondering! The male might go to one female, then another, then back to the first! Not exactly very romantic isit?!!! Then they just carry on munching away!
TEAPOT is what Ive called one, coz you can hear him/her coming from distance, he rattles like teapot.
Before H show themselves, you can often hear them having a good scratch, they sound like a rattle snake, it must be all the prickles!
WATER is important, I think lot of what they need is in our garden.
Natural, greenery cover.