So it is badgers who are responsible for the decline in the hedgehog population. That's according to the NFU who has had badgers in its sights for a long time. Apparently a recent study has shown that where there are large numbers of badgers there are low numbers of hedgehogs. Is it just possible that badgers adpat better to intensively farmed land?
Whatever the reason, we can all do something to help. Either buy a hedgehog house or make a hedgehog house out of a milk crate and some timber. Leave it in a quiet part of the garden and then at least the hedgehogs stand a fighting chance. And don't forget that hedgehogs like cat food, chopped peanuts and bacon rind, but not cows milk!