One of Sherborne in Bloom’s army of Friends recently told us that she had a secret. When we asked her what it was, she took us around to her back garden and opened up her shed. Inside she had a box full of straw and inside that – guess what?
She had a tiny little baby hedgehog that she was rearing. It had been rescued as an orphan and she was looking after it until it was big enough to be set free and rejoin the wild.
The little creature was a female and our Friend had nick-named her ‘Precious’.
One day soon, Precious might well be rootling around in your back yard – don’t say you weren’t warned…