It’s amazing how quickly wildlife will appear in a garden, once there’s a home for it! Improve the range of habitats in your garden simply and quickly, by making these three types of hidey holes.
What you will need:
- An old bowl
- A paving slab
- A trowel
- A rake
- Dry leaves
- Twigs and branches
- Air bricks or rubble
- Branches and garden trimmings
How to make your homes for wildlife:
- Dig a shallow hole in a cool, damp area of the garden.
- Place the shallow bowl within this and line with sand.
- Cover with a paving slab – leave room for an upward sloping tunnel.
- This will provide a place for amphibians to overwinter.
- Rake leaves into a pile in a quiet part of your garden.
- Build up a structure around this, making a mesh from twigs and branches.
- Leave an entrance hole at the bottom – this will provide a perfect resting spot for hedgehogs.
- Stack the logs into a pile.
- Cover the logs with air bricks or rubble.
- Place a layer of branches and garden trimmings over the top.
- This will be the ideal hang out for minibeasts!
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