Wildflowers are an essential habitat providing an important food source for many insect and pollinator species. Species such as butterflies and moths play an important part in hedgehog’s diets as caterpillars make up a large part of their diet. Other insect species, like beetles upon which hedgehogs also feed, rely on habitats such as wildflower patches to both feed upon and live. If you are ever lucky enough to find hedgehog droppings in your garden, you may notice that they are slightly shiny and you may well see the remains of beetle wings which gives the droppings their sheen!
Identifying droppings in your garden or in green spaces is a lot of fun. Why not check out our guide on how to identify whose poo is who!