Local Patch Reporter Duncan Richardson captures footage of a hedgehog feeding in his garden.
“It’s getting busier here now with lots of hedgehogs appearing in the garden.
The hedgehog health checks will have to start soon.
I’ve already seen some hedgehogs that I recognise and have monitored before.
Watch the video link below to see this individual feeding,” says Duncan.
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Read more exciting nature blogs by BBC Wildlife local patch reporters.
BBC Wildlife wanted to find a new way to share some of our readers’ natural-history diaries with other wildlife enthusiasts, and Local Patch Reporters was born.
Our 20 Local Patch Reporters for 2014 are aged from 10 to 64 and live from Dorset in the south to Shetland in the north.
Throughout this year they will be exploring and reporting on nature in their neighbourhood via online blogs.
Duncan Richardson is a Local Patch Reporter from Newport.
Duncan’s nature patch: His garden and the surrounding area
“I monitor hedgehogs in my garden very closely. Last year, I counted 32 individuals.”
Duncan’s wildlife aims for 2014: Continue to monitor hedgehogs. I’m also a keen moth trapper and would like to try and beat my previous total of 310 species.