Hedgehog Nest

I came across a hedgehog nest while preparing the garden for the robot lawn mower. I was trimming back the pampas grass and clearing out the dead, dried growth in the middle. As I did it I thought to myself ‘this would be a perfect place for a hedgehog to over-winter’.

Sure enough, the next big handful of debris I picked up revealed a nice big fat hedgehog hiding under it. I replaced most of the dry leaves and such like and left the hedgehog to it. Hopefully I didn’t disturb it too much. The pile of leaves and other garden debris can stay there for now. I can clear it up later in the year once the hedgehog has moved on.

Hedgehog Nest
Hedgehog Nest

Hedgehogs are struggling in the UK and have been in decline for a while. So much so that they are now on the Red List as an endangered mammal. We used to see them all the time as children but they are definitely less common now. We do see them here now and then and it’s good to know that our garden has been helping one survive the winter.

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  1. Avatar forComment Author Mum x says:

    Only just saw this blog, nice to read you put wild life before a super tidy garden ( of course I knew you would )….hopefully Morgan will protect our planet for future generations too

  1. Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

    […] seen a number of hedgehogs here recently. First I found one asleep in a big pile of leaves whilst gardening. I left it where it was and put off clearing up the area. The hedgehog has since […]

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.