It's Hedgehog Awareness Week - Day 3

It's Hedgehog Awareness Week - a whole week dedicated to raising awareness about the threats hedgehogs face and the actions we can all take to help! 7 days, 7 top tips!

Day 3 - let a corner of your garden grow wild

Wildflowers are a critical habitat - especially for pollinators like butterflies and moths. This means that their presence is vital for the invertebrates hedgehogs will be feasting upon, like caterpillars! Not everyone will have space for a whole wildflower meadow, but could you squeeze in a wildflower patch, strip or section?  Long grass too is an important resource for resting hedgehogs through the spring, summer and autumn. Why not leave a patch to grow long - you might be surprised by what starts to flower!

More tips for hedgehog-friendly gardening can be found here and remember to log your wild area on our online map here.