So last weekend’s challenge set by the RSPB Giving Nature a Home campaign – #homesfornature weekend challenge – build a hedgehog home. We had a busy weekend lined up so I knew that if we could manage this challenge , it would be on a week day.
We needed to build a chamber – what with? I was really struggling with this until we stumbled upon some loose tree bark on the grass on a day out earlier in the week. Lightbulb moment – we can recycle that for our chamber for our homes for nature hedgehog home!
We were off!
We have a low-lying shrub at the bottom of the garden with long, low hanging branches – ideal for a hedgehog home. Monkey carried the bark out for me and I constructed a bark chamber under the shrub – it took a bit of doing to get it all to stay together, but finally it was done. I pulled the shrub branches over the top and hope that a hedgehog might like to set up home soon.
We do get hedgehogs in the garden so fingers crossed one might move in permanently.
Now, I should also remind everyone that this weekend is the RSPB Big Sleepout, if you like camping out and fancy finding some wildlife in your back garden then join in 🙂