Yesterday was release day at Castle Howard with 9 hedgehogs going to their new home having passed their release exams with flying colours!
As we arrived, we could hear the hogs avidly sniffing the scents of their new surroundings.
We were met by staff from Castle Howard in the early evening eager to see these little critters settle into their beautiful new surroundings.
One-by-one we said goodbye to the little ones as they shuffled off into the foliage. One of the clan immediately bedded down under some logs, an excellent home!
Thank you to all the wonderful people at Castle Howard that enabled this release to take place into such perfect surroundings!