About five years ago my daughter and I constructed a 5 star hedgehog residence in the wild corner of the back garden. I remember it vividly as I borrowed my father’s circular saw to cut up a wooden pallet left over from a delivery of paint. Now, I’m not a great fan of power tools as for me they shout danger, danger, danger and they are usually so loud that the noise is disorientating, but the job got done. One deluxe residence for hedgehogs, spiders, mayflies and any other creatures that took a fancy to moving in.
Now, five years later and I’ve just seen a hedgehog stir from its winter hibernation and it wasn’t from the deluxe residence, but from my pile of prunings, leaves and twigs discarded under the apple tree – oh well.