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Provide a nesting site

nest in leaf pile

Hedgehogs will often use a variety of different places to build a nest, under a garden shed or in a compost heap etc.

Please be careful when gardening , turning over heaps or lighting fires, there may be a resident underneath.

 

house in long grass

You can also support them by:

  • purchasing a hedgehog box or building one
  • putting a log pile in your garden that a hedgehog can get under
  • leave the leaves that fall in autumn on the ground
  • leave a gap of at least 5 inches under your garden shed.