Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Good Morning, Mr Hedgehog.

Good morning, Mr Hedgehog,
And how are you today?

The morning's fine, the sunbeams shine,

We hope you've come to stay.We love your bright eyes twinkling,

And your shiny prickles too.

So small and round, upon the ground,

How funny to be you.


RUTH said...

very envious...what a wonderful slug eating friend you have there. If he has any distant cousins who like free Bed and Board please point them my way.

A wildlife gardener said...

Hi, Ruth! Yes, it really is a good thing to encourage hedgies in the garden, for they gobble lots and lots of pests like slugs and snails. We have thrushes too who use the piles of logs and stones I have scattered around the garden as their anvil.

Anonymous said...

Very nice photos. I have never seen a real one like this so I am always interested.

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A wildlife gardener said...

Hello again, Abe! They are charming little creatures who guzzle pests, so great to have in the garden.

Sheila said...

My sister's favourite animal. We don't get them here, but she has a lovely collection of ceramic ones.
They are lovely little helpers in the garden.

A wildlife gardener said...

Hello, Sheila, and welcome. That catchy little song about the hedgehog was one I taught my little nursery children each year. They loved it so much that, one year at the end of term, they bought me a stepping-stone for my garden with a hedgehog on it and that now starts off the hedgehog walk...another year they gave me a little hedgehog made of dough, which now sits on a little table in my lounge. I have such happy reminders, both in my garden and in my home, of all the little children I taught.

Dawn said...

Awww! I wish we had hedgehogs in the US. They are adorable! I love those photos! Thanks for sharing.


A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you once again, Dawn. I wish you had them too, for they earn their keep by gobbling all the slugs and snails.

Anonymous said...

C u t e !