On their little legs they search the night every evening,

they stumble into gardens and bombard rubbish bins to see what is teeming.

They come out in spring with the energy they bring,

and hibernate in the winter months with the little homes that linger in the fairy ring.

Hedgehogs love to munch on berries and cat food,

their little teeth and snouts just look so cute.

Give them some fruity treats and watch them enjoy,

put a bowl in the garden and watch them sneak under the gate once night rejoins.

Rustle!

Rustle!

Rustle!

What in the garden could be all that rustling?

Let's just hope it's a fox or hedgehog splashing in a puddle!

I take a look outside the window and find a clear night,

but along the way a small spiky hog also came into sight!