Wanstead’s first hedgehog of Spring

Wansteadium reader Amir Gadwah writes:

On Monday 29th April 9:30pm we stopped suddenly as a little creature came running across from Northumberland Ave to the forest. I realised that it was a hedgehog, young and small.

This is welcome news indeed. Longtime readers will know that where hedgehogs are concerned, Wansteadium’s much admired impartiality takes a hike. Any more sightings are welcome, and if you can manage it, photos or videos too. Somehow we see the hedgehog as a barometer of natural Wanstead, carrying on despite whatever we throw at it.

Reports can be emailed to hedgehogs@wansteadium.com