Whilst I trust you all to take ample care when pottering around your garden, there's always the possibility you will disturb a hog's nest. It upsets the mum greatly if her young come into contact with people, and she may well abandon the nest.
In the event of disturbing a budding hog family, ring your hedgehog rescue centre for advice, but please, leave the nest be.
Out in the garden?
Hedgehog numbers are sadly in decline. Bonfires, traffic, strimmers and many more man-made threats contribute to our falling numbers. And we do so much good - nibbling away at slugs and snails and devouring nasty bugs. So please, take care! We appreciate all your help.