Making a hedgehog feeding station

Help hedgehogs by making them a feeding station where they can eat in safety.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do To do in May

Do To do in June

Do To do in July

Do To do in August

Do To do in September

Do To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

To help your local hedgehogs, it’s a good idea to provide them with extra food at key times of year. This is best placed inside a feeding station, where the hedgehogs will be out of reach of predators such as foxes, and the food will be inaccessible to cats. Kate Bradbury shows you how to make one from a wooden crate, with advice on how large to cut the entrance hole, how to add an internal partition, and where to place the finished feeding station in your garden.

Don’t forget to use safety goggles or glasses when using power tools.

Many thanks to Sue Kidger, a hedgehog rehabilitator, for her kind help in making this video.

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