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Nic

Hi Jan
Really pleased for you that the hedgehog has returned there. I know what you mean about getting worried not seeing a hedgehog before going to bed. I am the same here.

Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Lucky hogs having a wood pile and a hog house. The only thing I would suggest is – go easy on the mealworms, they do love them, but they should really only be a ‘garnish’ or a snack – they don’t have very much nutritional value. But perhaps that’s what you meant as you are feeding hedgehog food as well. And, of course, make sure there is always plenty of water – they do seem to drink a lot. Another idea, if you are ever lifting any turf, is to pile that up upside down and make a beetle bank. I found out, by mistake, how quickly the beetles move in.

The hogs here do tend to make multiple visits and this time of year they seem to be doing a lot of rushing around. It always makes me smile, that they usually seem to use the path here and can be surprisingly nippy. It sometimes looks as if they are trying to win the record for the 100 metres sprint!

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