How to help hedgehogs in your garden


(c) Tom Marshall

Wildlife guides

Help a Hog

When was the last time you saw a hedgehog?

The front cover of Lancashire Wildlife Trust's 'Help a Hog' guide, featuring text on top of a picture of a hedgehog poking its head out of a pile of orange autumn leaves

They’re snuffly, cute and loveable, they’re a little bit weird and completely wonderful; but when was the last time you saw a hedgehog? Though they’re one of the UK’s best-loved mammals, these once-common garden visitors are disappearing from under our very nose.

'Help a Hog' is your free guide to helping hedgehogs thrive in your own back yard. From inviting a hog to dinner and providing safe nesting places, to teaching yourself to 'un-garden' and getting your neighbours involved, there are so many things you can do to help reverse the fortunes of these wonderful animals.


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