A Day In The Life Of A Hedgehog MADELINE JENKINS
A Day In The Life Of A Hedgehog
Hedgehogs are nocturnal but what if we could see them in the day. We could see what they encounter and could learn more about their daily activities.
I live here in this garden But I travel some distance.
Iâ€™m helpful to have around I will happily gobble up the slugs and snails in your garden.
A walled garden Can get in the way of my plans.
I sometimes attempt to climb But my small legs are not always strong enough.
I am not territorial But prefer my own company.
This fooled the dog I curled up into a ball and my sharp spines scared it away.
A small leap And into the next garden I travel.
The world outside the nest My baby hogs have much to learn and discover.
These gaps are too small for me I have to find another way around.
I returned the baby Hogs to the nest So they can rest and take shelter.
I can squeeze through small gaps I flatten and stretch my body under.
I have to be cautious When around other animals.
I gobbled up the yoghurt But found I was wedged inside. I luckily managed to wiggle free.
I can easily get trapped and hurt Be tidy in the garden.
Leave us a yummy treat When the leaves start to fall in autumn.
Hedgehog Street is a collaboration between the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and The Mammal Society, funded by the BBC Wildlife Fund.
The project aims to link up hedgehog-friendly habitats in urban environments to help them find food and shelter. It involves communities along the same road to help link up their gardens.
Thanks to the British Hedgehog Preservation society for contribution of text.