C.o.u.n.t.down to Hedgehog Hibernation
9 October 2012
It's Action Stations for Britain's hedgehogs at this time of year as they get ready to hibernate - here's what you can do to help...
1.) Keep putting food out to help recovering mothers and underweight yearlings fatten up – try unsalted peanuts and sunflower heats to feed both birds and your pricklies
2.) Be careful what you tidy up – leave log piles, weedy corners and compost heaps and check anywhere you plan to strim beforehand.
3.) Don’t leave your garage doors open – you may end up trapping local hedgehogs inside
4.) Create a hibernation site by building a hedgehog house or stuffing leaves into a hollow beneath a logpile or under the shed.
5.) Plant an apple tree – one of the best trees to attract insects into the gardens for ‘hogs and fantastic for wildlife in general.