Hedgehogs can be seen in parks and garden where bushes provide daytime cover. They forage through long grass full of insects to feed on after dusk. Hedgehogs hibernate over winter from around November to April, usually choosing to nest in piles of leaves or logs.
Hedgehogs eat all kinds of invertebrates, as well as amphibians, birds' eggs and anything else they can catch. They particularly fond of crunchy beetles, earthworms and slugs. Unfortunately Hedgehogs are declining in numbers and are threrfore now that easy to spot.
Location: British Wildlife Centre, Surrey
Photographer: Dave Saunders