There are many reasons to make your garden into a really good habitat for wildlife.
If you are thinking mmmm, they will chomp their way through my vegetable patch... It's time to rethink and recognise that many of these creatures are on your side, working for you rather than against you.
Hedgehogs are one of the best garden helpers - EVER....
It's an exaggeration to say that hoggys eat huge quantities of slugs as they make up about 5% of a hedgehog's diet. But they are a huge help and look so cool! They like all sorts of beasties who damage your crops like beetles and earwigs. You can persuade a hedgehog to call by regularly by putting out food, supplying a hoggy home, a log pile and a bit of long grass. It is really important that your garden has water and access - like a hole in the fence to allow your hoggies to roam freely.