Just seen a hedgehog in the garden!
I'm so excited - I've just seen a hedgehog in our garden! Snuffling away munching my slugs & snails (it's more than welcome to them). It was the very last thing I expected to see, given we've got a small urban garden in the suburbs of a large town on the South Coast. I've done my best to turn it into a wildlife garden over the 18m we've lived here - mostly planting for bees and pollinators, especially with most of the gardens surrounding being a little, erm, sparse for nature.
I've been really cheered this summer by the constant influx of bees, and was pleased to have been able to do something good for nature - including seeing wool carder bees in action, and signs of leaf cutter bees. We've also had lots of hummingbird hawk moths as regular visitors (four at once yesterday).
To now find a hedgehog in the garden - I'm so chuffed, and pretty astounded! I didn't think this neighbourhood had that much wildlife to start with!
Sorry for over excitement - I just had to share! I'm a long time lurker on these boards, so it's about time I started contributing!