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Where are our hedgehogs

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    Hi everyone, I’ve just joined Hedgehog Street.

    I have a large wildlife friendly garden with thick but pass through-able hedges and through the hedges are fields, our nearest neighbour being a farm.

    The sad thing is that in the almost 18 years we’ve lived here, we have never seen a hedgehog or seen any signs that they have passed through our garden.
    The closest I’ve seen has been on the main road (squashed) which is about a mile away.

    What more can we do to attract hogs to our garden? Any ideas much appreciated.

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    Hi FayRose

    Welcome to the Forum.

    The sad thing is that hedgehogs seem to be doing worse in the countryside than they are in more built up areas. The following are a collection of links, which you might find interesting/useful.

    The best thing I can suggest is to make your garden as hedgehog friendly as possible, make sure there is good access (which it sounds as if there is) and hope that a hedgehog makes it’s way there. If one does, you can encourage it to keep visiting by providing some supplementary food.

    Keep an eye out for hedgehog droppings, which if they have been eating wild food, are usually a blackish colour, often with shiny bits visible from beetle wings.

    There is loads more information on Hedgehog Street, it is worth having an exploration of all the different sections.

    Good luck.

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