Look what came out of the woodwork!

We’ve seen the mother several times this spring. Now she has come out with her babies (as many as 8 have been sighted). And they are not shy.

This is another good result for my unsightly piles of reclaimed lumber, other building material, leaves and just plain junk. The hedgehogs love to nest under wood piles and such. I’m also in the process of growing a long double hedge to to the west as a wind break and wildlife refuge. I hope they like it.

It is an eclectic mix of all sorts of bushes, trees and vines that will provide shade, wind protection, flowers, nectar, fruits and nuts. It needs a lot of watering in this dry weather we are having now. I won’t be satisfied till it’s about 4 meters high.