For a birthday present, I was given the money to buy a fine hedgehog house; a splendid one-floor, one-room desirable residence with a hallway and leaf-carpeted floor, in which new residents are encouraged to move in – and will be welcomed with a meal of cat biscuits.
The house was installed yesterday afternoon.
Did anybody stop by to check it out? I used the infra-red trap camera to find out…
The hedgehog left the house ten minutes later, but she/he knows where it is! Hopefully, a hedgehog mum will give birth to a family of hedgehogs in there.
Subsequent recordings have shown that the gap on the right is a kind of highway between gardens for our usual visitors – foxes and (especially) cats. As it would be like living next to the M1 Motorway for nocturnal lorry drivers, the poor residents of this house wouldn’t get a wink of sleep.
The house has been relocated to what I hope is a quieter part of the garden, with a rather fetching ‘To Let’ sign outside.
Watch this space!