Thank you for your feedback you are the first person to listen to what I am saying. For the past year I have tried to get it out there that hedgehogs don’t all hibernate and need food leaving out for them. I even tried to contact Brian May on his Facebook as he is trying to help hedgehogs but I got no response. Last winter, as I said before, I fed hedgehogs every night and have film of them. I will gladly contact the BHPS to try and get a winter hog survey.
I think we are losing hedgehogs because of badgers eating them there seems to be increasing population of badgers now, you never used to see them as road kill it always used to be rabbits and hedgehogs. So it is more important that if you set up a feeding station that they find food there if they need it.
I haven’t manage to catch a hedgehog yet to have a look to see if they are ticks. Last night they visited 3 times between 2 o’clock and 6 o’clock. Thanks again.