Mealworms and Hedgehogs: a definite no-no

In the last edition of Nature’s Home magazine, in the section where I get to visit a gardener who is doing amazing things for wildlife, I included a letter from a family who had made a lovely bug house with Hedgehog nestbox incorporated in its base. I thought they had been really creative, and they clearly get a lot of pleasure from the Hedgehogs that come to visit.

However, what I failed to register was where they said that they feed their Hedgehogs on mealworms.

Quite rightly, several people have picked me up on the fact that I should have pointed out that mealworms should not be fed to Hedgehogs.

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