Thursday, 31 March 2016

How to make a home for a hedgehog


Wondering what to do with the kids through the holiday? How about encouraging wildlife into your garden by making homes for hedgehogs. 


Spring is springing, nature is waking; now’s the time to make our hedgehog friends homes.

All you need is a cardboard box with an entrance hole cut out of it. (No bigger than 15 cms wide). Line it with straw and paper and put it next to a fence or hedge. Protect it from rain by covering it with a plastic bag - a bin liner is best - remembering to keep the entrance clear. 

Children will love to add camouflage such as stones, twigs, grass and other garden finds to keep it hidden. Hopefully your nest will prove a welcome home for Mrs Hedgehog to settle into now - just in time for her to have her babies in the Summer.


For more tips on how to encourage hedgehogs into your garden read this post