Hedgehogs are in threat of extinction, and are now classed as vulnerable in the UK. Numbers of these once common creatures have fallen due to habitat loss, injury and free passage; we can help by providing a friendly environment, easy access to our gardens, food and places to nest.
Hedgehogs are by nature nocturnal, so you seldom see them during the day.
🦔 Always check under hedges before using a strimmer, even better leave the grass longer underneath.
🦔 If you are lucky enough to have a hedgehog living nearby, you can put out special food and keep watch at dusk for their arrival.
🦔 Hedgehogs are fast on their feet and can travel long distances.
🦔 A 13cm sized hole at the base of a fence or ‘hedgehog highway’ will allow them to pass through freely in search of food or a mate.
🦔 Insect friendly habitats such as log piles and wildflowers will encourage their favourite food – insects and especially beetles!
🦔 Hedgehogs make their nests in sheltered sites under dense hedges or brambles, they line them with comfy moss to raise their young and to hibernate and sleep through the cold winter months
🦔 Don’t use slug pellets, which are poisonous, not only to slugs but to the birds and small mammals, like hedgehogs that may eat them.
We’ve teamed up with People’s Trust for Endangered Species to bring you a new addition to the Seedball range: Hedgehog Mix! The UK’s hedgehog population is struggling, with numbers down by 50% since the turn of the century, but we can all do something to help by growing British wildflowers! A wildflower patch of is a super addition to creating a hedgehog friendly garden, not only in providing shelter but importantly to attract a whole range of tasty insects for hedgehogs to feed on. Yum! See Full Listing.