If you’re doing work in your garden, you’ll need to be careful not to disturb (or worse) any sleeping Hedgehogs. Unfortunately many accidents occur as a result of strimming, forking, raking and other tasks we take for granted.
First of all if you’re tidying your garden, be careful before raking up any piles of leaves and other areas where a Hedgehog might be hiding such as long grass.
The Winter months are great for fertilizing your garden in preparation for next year’s growing season. But be careful when digging into your compost heaps, another favourite hidy hole for our spikey friends.
Lastly, this one is better known, but be careful before lighting bonfires and make sure you check there are no hedgehogs inside. The best way of doing this is to site and build your bonfire on the day you light it, that way your building it on a fresh site and can be sure there’s no wildlife underneath.