I know some of you have been concerned about the size of the autumn juveniles I've had visiting in the garden. Tonight, I managed to weigh two of them and they were both around 400g. I'm not sure what the recommended weight this winter is. Last October 2009, Tiggywinkles were quoting a figure of 600g. By November they had revised this to 500g. I think if these little hogs are going to be around for best part of another month yet, and they keep eating at the rate that they have been, then they stand a good chance of getting to at least 500g. I think perhaps a call to Tiggywinkles to check the recommended weight for hibernation might be in order.
This blog was originally set up to make a record of hedgehog activity in my garden in South Oxfordshire, plus any other wild animals that crossed my path. However, I've since moved to Pembrokeshire in Wales. Luckily I have found hedgehogs here too, and I'm always on the look-out for other wildlife.