This common and familiar mammal is easily recognisable with its many spines, long dark snout, and short tail and ears. It is often spotted in parks or by hedges and, if you are lucky, maybe you will spot one snuffling around in your back garden.
The total population of hedgehogs in Norfolk is unknown, but we do know numbers are declining.
Hedgehogs will eat at least over 100 invertebrates, such as snails, slugs and worms every night. By building a woodpile and compost heap, and allowing an area of your garden to go wild, you can attract their food. Piles of dry leaves left under hedges or bramble bushes make good hibernation sites. Remember to check bonfires for hedgehogs before setting light to them.