Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:31
We get several regulars in our garden, usually at different times of the night but sometimes there are a few here at the same time.
Hedgehogs aren't really social creatures - they meet up for mating purposes, but they don't pair up in families. If they meet up with another hog whilst on their night time travels they tend to regard each other with suspicion, circling around each other and snuffling a lot. They sometimes wake us up with all their huffing and puffing.
At this time of year there are adults and smaller independent youngsters out and about. There may also still be new litters being born.
A shallow bowl of fresh water in the garden can be a real lifesaver for hedgehogs in dry spells like the one we've just had.
Lots of info here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/forum/index.php?tid=2753