Thursday, 28 May 2015

Hedgehog........................................................................... a lovely garden visitor

Hedgehogs are in decline in the UK... figures suggest we have lost over a third in the last 12 years.

Wonderful little creatures that are more often seen as road kill.
A lovely garden visitor... but I've only seen two in my garden in the last ten years.
So pleased to see this little fella.

Saturday's Critters

17 comments:

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Any particular reason for their decline? Loss of habitat? Or just too many cars? Cute little guy. I guess he does no harm to the garden since you are happy to have him there.

Brian King said...

Cute little one! Glad you've seen another!

holdingmoments said...

Perfect garden visitor Andrew.
I'm lucky enough to have 2 visit my little patch.

To answer Johns question, some of the biggest reasons for decline is habitat loss, too tidy gardens that are fenced in like a fortress that restrict their evening movements looking for food etc., and road kill while they are.
At current rates of decline they could be extinct here in 10 years.

Sandra said...

I might just die of joy if i saw one of these guys in our yard... i have only seen one in my life and he was in a petting zoo

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

not seen any out pootling at night this year, only heard the odd one snuffling

Pantherka said...

It is very beautiful.
I wish you a nice weekend.

DawnTreader said...

How cute. It's been a long time since I saw one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are the cutest little things!

eileeninmd said...

It is sad to hear they are on the decline. They are cute critters. Great shot, so glad he came to visit your yard. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

So cute!

Latane Barton said...

Interesting little fellow... or miss, as the case may be. Sorry to hear that they are in decline.

Marie C said...

They are so adorable and I hate that they are declining! This little fellow is cute.

Gunilla Bäck said...

So cute! I don't often see them anymore. Too bad.

Magia da Inês said...


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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a sweet little neighbor! I hope he stays in your garden where he's welcome.
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bailey-road.com said...

Adorable little critter. So sad to hear they're declining in number.

Silver Parrot said...

So sad to hear they are on the decline! Such cute little critters!