Hedgehogs in the wood pile?

This cutie was spotted just inside the barn door, possibly investigating the wood pile.  But surely it’s a bit early in the year for hedgehogs to be looking for hibernation sites? Maybe it was just hunting slugs or checking out it’s own version of ‘eco lodge availability‘ in good time!

We’ve not seen hedgehogs for a while, though there used to often be one in the garden, and another that lived under Nuthatch Lodge. So if you’re staying at Wheatland Farm and spot one, do let us know. We’ll be adding this to the Mammal Society’s recording efforts.