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The Hedgehog Calendar

January
Many hedgehogs are now deep in hibernation and will only leave their hibernacula if they are disturbed.
February
Hedgehogs remain in hibernation but their fat reserves are becoming low.
March
During mild weather some hedgehogs may wake up.
April
The majority of hedgehogs are now out of hibernation and are busy building up their body fat to prepare for the breeding season.
May
Mating happens during this month
June
Some hoglets are born but they are too young to leave the nest, their mother will go out and forage and feed returning to the nest to feed her hoglets.
July
Mum and hoglets will leave the nest together to go on foraging trips.
August
The hoglets become independent of their mother and are often vulnerable to predator attack.
September
Some females produce a second litter
October
Adult hedgehogs are busy feeding and constructing hibernacula’s in preparation for hibernation.
November
Many adult hedgehogs are now in hibernation.
December
Hibernation