Hedgehogs - their numbers are increasing
After losing one of our hedgehogs earlier in the year I wasn't really sure just how many were visiting. Often a single one is seen at a time and occassionally a pair. A neighbour tells me that she has seen a mother with a couple of young a few times but not regularly. It was about this time last year I noticed the mother and her young and set about feeding them up for winter. After seeking advice on here we managed to get them to a good size and hope they managed to make it through winter. I will never know if that was successful or not. I have everyone in the house on hedgehog mummy watch at the moment. I work nights so am often not around when they are. I will one day get myself a camera!
The other night, finally, 3 hogs were spotted in the garden at once and my son managed to get a quick shot of them. Not the greatest shot but it thrilled me no end to know that their numbers appear to be increasing by my efforts and gives me the encouragement to carry on. Here are the 3 amigos!