Garden Wildlife – Part 18 Hedgehogs

Over the past week, I have had my trail cameras out in the front garden in the hope to capture our local vixen or even a badger. However, the cameras picked up something out of the ordinary, a hedgehog!

The last time we saw a hedgehog in our garden was back in 2016, which can be seen here:

The timing of this hedgehogs appearance couldn’t be timed better as it’s Hedgehog awareness week


  • Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant
  • They have over 5000 spikes
  • Hedghogs can live for up to 10 years but the average life spam is 3 years
  • A group is called an array
  • Hedgehogs can travel up to 2 miles each night
  • They typically have 5 young, also known as hoglets

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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6 Responses to Garden Wildlife – Part 18 Hedgehogs

  1. An array of hedgehogs. That’s a new one. I need to get a trail cam. I love seeing the photos and videos people get with them.

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  3. zanyzigzag says:

    So exciting to find a hedgehog visitor! I’m wondering if their average lifespan is that short because so many die on our roads, or if that is genuinely how long they naturally live. Any thoughts?

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