Hedgehogs have brown fur with yellow tipped spines and a small pointed face. They feed on insects, especially slugs, beetles and worms.
If given the chance hedgehogs will also eat amphibians and eggs of ground nesting birds.
An individual hedgehog has around 7000 spines made from adapted hair.
Can you spot: Hedgehogs can mainly be spotted between April and October when they’re not hibernating in their winter nests.
Did you know: Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant. To help support local hedgehogs, you can try putting out some meat-based cat or dog food and a shallow water dish, but leave the milk in the fridge!