|Alex demonstrates the hedgehog house: entrance at the bottom|
|The animal enters its covert home from the lower right "Way in"|
Clare seems curiously puzzled about the intended occupant.
Sorry about the abrupt end of the clip - my Honor 6X phone has been behaving rather oddly (screen flickering rapidly off/on every ten seconds or so) since the recent upgrade to EMUI 5.0.1. Seems I turned the video camera off by mistake during such an episode. That will teach me to buy budget: Huawei's famous "80% of the functionality at 60% of the price".
I should mention that during our eight years in this house, we have never yet seen a hedgehog. There have been plenty of their special friends, the badgers, though.
What was I doing during all this frantic gardening? Continuing with David Reich's fascinating but tough-going book. I'm finishing the chapter on the First Americans (mysteries swirling around population Y .. and demoralising identity politics with the native american tribal organisations who refuse to allow their DNA to be sequenced). Next up, the East Asians and first Australians.