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Home Forums Hedgehog signs and sightings 23 February 2023 Hedgehog visitors are back. Reply To: 23 February 2023 Hedgehog visitors are back.


Hi Nic

A female adult, long may she visit & maybe you’ll have hoglets if not this year then next year, something to look forward to. Good the little one or one of it’s friends visiting too.

Intermittent visits here, the occasional night with no hog signs but mostly the muddy footprints & mud soup foot baths lay claim to our hoggy pals being here. The camera went outside again a few weeks ago & a tiny little hog was on each night, once being well & truly biffed by a slightly larger one. The most shots however were long tailed field mice, either one very busy one or quite a few racing off with kitten biscuits & drinking lots of water.

I met a truly amazing creature at the beginning of September in my garden, an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. It feeds on fuchsia which is abundant in my garden, was at least as long as my middle finger & fatter & moving very fast. Hopefully will turn into a moth which I’d love to see.

You can get a rough idea of bat species by the wavelength, we only seem to have pipistrelles here but by the river there are Daubenton’s too. It’s a wonderful sight watching them swooping over the trees & round the houses here & shooting around my garden too – the honeysuckle attracts moths as do most of the night scented flowers like the Evening Primrose that’s here too.

I’d love to see a grass snake, your garden is a bit of a paradise isn’t it. Guessing the frogs aren’t so keen though!

My friend found despite seeing signs of hog poo & sometimes a hog in her garden the animal who was enjoying her kitten biscuits in the feeder I gave her was Mr Mouse & co when she bought a camera to watch the action!