They’re the daddy

Nature notes. It’s not been a good summer for hedgehogs, with just a single sighting reported by the readers of Wansteadium. And there were no reports at all of anyone keeping a hedgehog as a pet, despite claims that more people are doing so. But lovers of Daddy Long-Legs, if such a thing exists, will be happy: the wet spring and unusually dry summer has been great for crane flies and on some evenings Wanstead feels like it’s under attack from them.