We hope you enjoyed the mini heat wave as much as did we did as well as the first of the autumn colours coming out towards to the end of week. It’s not just the trees that are getting ready for the chilly weather, our hedgehog friends, two of whom were spotted in Belper and Matlock, will be starting their final preparations for hibernation.
Hedgehogs start their hibernation in October or November depending on the weather! Whilst hibernating hedgehogs will save energy by lowering their metabolic rate and body temperature. To get ready for hibernation hedgehogs need to build up their reserves by eating lots of food, which mainly consists of beetles, earthworms and caterpillars, all of which are common garden invertebrates.