Hedgehog in the garden.


Just the other day I said we had not had a Hedgehog in the garden for over two years, 
in the last month I must have spotted him three times now. 
I say "he" , he might be a "she".

I remember watching Springwatch years back and they asked people to put a hole in your fence so the Hedgehog could get in and out of  gardens.


The hole is at the bottom of the garden behind the Bamboo plant, it dose stay nice and dry down there so I am hoping that one year they might over winter in the garden.

He had walked up the garden, maybe to feed on the bird seed that has fallen on the ground, or I'm hoping he took a few of the millions of slugs I have.
Were the bird seed falls I like to leave for a while as I like to see what grow..


Will be clearing it all away soon as it can get a bit messy.


This is one of the grasses that's grown, it has a beautiful pattern .


This little flower also grows out of the bird seed.

Well I asked the old man to watch for Hedgehogs...


Think this means NO.....



Sleeping on the job...I see.


Comments

  1. Lovely! Haven't seen a hog in years. And I love the expression on your boy's face - snoozing in the sun by the back door. It's exactly what Teddy does here :-) xx

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    1. Thanks CT, he dose like a bit of sunbathing....

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  2. Wow! that little blue flower is amazing Amanda.
    Hmm! trying to sex a hedgehog, that could be a prickly job.{:))

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    1. Thanks Roy, there are a few nice flowers growing out of the bird seed, and grass.Hope to find out what they are called.

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  3. I wish I had a hedgehog in my garden. I saw the thing about putting in holes in your fence for hedgehogs, I would be afraid our rabbits would escape and terrorise the neighbourhood!! Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, there is probably more about than we think,we just don't see them as they are out at night. My dad has got wild rabbits on his lawn, not happy as they are eating his plants !
      Amanda xx

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  4. Hello there... If you see your hedgehog out and about again during day light hours it might be best to pop it in a box and take it to your nearest animal rescue. Healthy hogs don't come out during the day unless they are female and nest building... that little hog doesn't look big enough to be pregnant to me... Smiles Cass

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    1. Thanks for the information, the photo was taken late on,around 9.30.Have brighten the photo up. When we have seen it befor it has been dark, that's if it is the same one. Will keep a eye out to see if it comes back out again during daylight hours.
      Amanda xx

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  5. Wonderful news that a hedgehog has returned. We have a hole in our fence too but I haven't seen one for several years. The blue flower growing from bird seed is very pretty :)

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  6. Thanks RR, might start putting water and some food down... Will have to find out what the blue flower is and have some lovely grasses too.
    Amanda xx

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  7. Hoorah to the hedgehog! Great photos of the grass seedhead and the pretty flower from your birdseed. And your dog is very cute!
    I just looked at the comment by Green Orchid above and agree about not seeing them in daylight, the only two I've seen here during the day were young ones and they both died, despite us tending to them. But I know they are around because of the poop. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, Hedgehog has been spotted by other people on street at night, so there might be more than one. The one we saw looked quite healthy, it was about 9.30 at night. Need to have a look at some poo ! So I know what to look out for :)
      Amanda xxx

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  8. oh springwatch is so great!

    this is one creature I wish we had here in Canada.

    such a sweet, sweet creature!

    (our backyard is quite a highway for creatures - holes that have been there for years on both sides (great idea from springwatch) - such a treat!)

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    1. Thanks Kif, as a kid living in the country we used to see them all the time, now I live in a more urban environment we don't get to see them as much. The one from the garden has sadly not been seen again so far.
      Amanda xxx

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