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A few weeks ago they stopped taking the food I put out so I stopped
putting it out. I do not want to encourage rats/mice, or feed
crows/magpies/etc

I would like the hedgehogs to find breakfast ready for them but how can
I tell when they are out and about? The only sign is usually the
exchange of food for some stools.

Bill

PS This is in Cheltenham. Perhaps someone local has some more visible
hedgehogs.

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On 06/12/2020 09:32, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Sun, 6 Dec 2020 08:55:34 +0000, Bill Davy
wrote:

A few weeks ago they stopped taking the food I put out so I stopped
putting it out. I do not want to encourage rats/mice, or feed
crows/magpies/etc

I would like the hedgehogs to find breakfast ready for them but how can
I tell when they are out and about? The only sign is usually the
exchange of food for some stools.

Bill

PS This is in Cheltenham. Perhaps someone local has some more visible
hedgehogs.


I thought they hibernated through the winter. More here
https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/hedge...all-the-facts/


The trouble is in "when you notice hedgehog activity" as the only time I
see any activity is when they come for food, so a bit circular.

Could someone who does see hedgehog activity in roughly this area post
when they see hedgehogs are active again, please?
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On 07/12/2020 10:31, Bill Davy wrote:
On 06/12/2020 09:32, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Sun, 6 Dec 2020 08:55:34 +0000, Bill Davy
wrote:

A few weeks ago they stopped taking the food I put out so I stopped
putting it out.¬* I do not want to encourage rats/mice, or feed
crows/magpies/etc

I would like the hedgehogs to find breakfast ready for them but how can
I tell when they are out and about?¬* The only sign is usually the
exchange of food for some stools.

Bill

PS This is in Cheltenham.¬* Perhaps someone local has some more visible
hedgehogs.


I thought they hibernated through the winter. More here
https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/hedge...all-the-facts/


The trouble is in "when you notice hedgehog activity" as the only time I
see any activity is when they come for food, so a bit circular.

Could someone who does see hedgehog activity in roughly this area post
when they see hedgehogs are active again, please?


They typically hibernate from late November until it starts to warm up
in the spring. They make a nest in my fern garden or in the hedge most
years so I deliberately don't tidy it up until they have gone.

They might venture out on the odd unusually warm day but they won't
really get going again until March - or later if it stays cold.

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