It wasn't until I had a look at Twosie the Hedgehog blog that I found out that this week is Hedgehog Awareness Week. There you will find a link to an article on the Daily Mail website.
Last night I was very confused. Just how many different Hedgehogs are there visiting my garden this year? Last night there were two young hogs, one of which should be Hoggy. The previous night there was a fully grown hog and then there is the one with one eye. So it would appear there are at lest four.
This is when the two youngsters met for a couple of times:
Though the Hedgehog House shows signs of moved bedding since Hoggy left about 8.30 last night I can't see any signs of occupation this morning. The young ones spent a lot of time eating last night so it looks as though I will have to put out more dried mealworms, crushed unsalted peanuts and sunflower hearts to cater for the rush! Just out of sight of the camera is a bowl of fresh water - always water, never milk. Though they will drink milk their digestive system cannot cope with it and it could end up killing them.
Lots of workmen here soon so I had better go and get on with what I am supposed to be doing.
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