I thought I’d film the hedgehog highway that we have in one of our fence runs (ironically, the same fence run that the fox enters our garden through….via a wide open gate! lol – But the hedgehogs do prefer their little opening ;-))
The hedgehog highway clearly shows the importance of leaving access in your garden fences, for these adorable little characters. It allows them access into so much more habitat by simply opening up your garden to them.
Think of the size of your garden, compared to a little hedgehog! It gives them so much more opportunity to feed and drink – and you get the satisfaction of hopefully being able to watch them one evening, and offer them vital fresh water!
It doesn’t have to be a gaping huge hole… about 12 or 14 cm square will be fine!
Help the hedgehogs! Make a hedgehog highway!
Hedgehogs really appreciate fresh water. Put a bowl out! - they'll love it, and hopefully become regular visitors for you :)
As I'm sure you're aware, the UK hedgehog needs our help. Lost of habitat, including clean tidy gardens, less roadside hedgerows, and of course more and more development - meaning less green spaces, are all hitting our much loved little gardeners friend, the hedgehog, hard.
Why not try and do your own little bit for them. It's easy........cut an access hole in the bottom of a fence, leave a little water out, even just let a corner of your garden get messy. It all helps :)
My nightly offerings for the garden wildlife are: 'Spikes' Semi-moist hedgehog food, 'Ark wildlife' hedgehog food, dried mealworm, peanuts and of course a fresh bowl of water :)
Filmed with a Spypoint BF10-HD IR wildlife (modified) trail cam
Hope you enjoy the short clip!
**Click on the 'Watch on YouTube' link at the bottom of the video box, during playback, to open a higher resolution playback on YouTube.