Voted one of the UK’s favourite mammals, the hedgehog holds a special place in the nation’s hearts – and particularly the hearts of gardeners. With hedgehogs in significant decline, many of us who have regular hedgehog visitors in our gardens know how lucky we are, continuing to invest in hedgehog houses, providing food and setting up cameras to watch them at night.
Today in the podcast, BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Wildlife Editor Kate Bradbury talks to ecologist, author and spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, Hugh Warwick, about his passion for hedgehogs, exploring why we all love these prickly creatures so much.
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