Under the cover of darkness.
Back in the spring, and knowing that hedgehogs would be actively looking for mates and nest sites, I decided to purchase a trail cam. Nothing too sophisticated (or expensive), but enough to capture nocturnal activity.
At the same time I constructed a feeding station out of lengths of deck boards so I could keep away our more common nocturnal adventurers… cats.
The feeding station now has to be topped up each day and with a little experimentation the camera has various positions to choose from.
What joy then that we’ve captured a few images and videos of these most delightful of hidden creatures. We also feel that since we have at least one smaller hedgehog we may be blessed with a nest somewhere in the garden, possibly under a shed where it is sheltered and dry.
We will continue to feed them and ensure there are sheltered areas in the hope they may set up home and overwinter.