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Not everyone is a School teacher looking for lesson resources, and Signing up to community projects Isn’t always Everyone’s cup of tea. Want to build a Hedgehog home at home or find out the ways you can Personally help Hedgehog conservation? Check out our Resources below.
DIY hedgehog homes
While Wildlife One give away as many Hedgehog homes as Possible, Alongside working with Woodwork Curriculums in Schools, We also encourage you to build Your own Hedgehog home. Discover our easy DIY way to make Your very own Hedgehog box. No tools Necessary!
wooden hedgehog homes
While Wildlife One give away as many Hedgehog homes as Possible, Alongside working with Woodwork Curriculums in Schools, We also encourage you to build Your own Hedgehog home. Discover how to build our wooden DIY Hedgehog box.
Active steps to help hedgehog conservation at home
Stop using Pesticides
Pesticides are a regular staple of many gardeners. There easy to use, quick to apply and generally get the job done. However, keeping insects and other vegetation munching animals at bay does come with a cost. Firstly, pesticides drastically reduce the population of insects. This has resulted in hedgehogs having to work harder and harder to find food sources. Secondly, pesticides can occasionally poison mammals and other animals when they eat the insects that have already consumed the pesticides. This makes using them in your garden a double risk and results in it being one of the easiest changes to make to encourage hedgehogs to visit your garden.
Don’t trim your vegetation
Foxes, birds of prey and the domestic cat are all hedgehog killers. One may argues that this is the way of life that nature has bestowed upon them. However, nobody can argue that our short, trimmed lawns and flower beds are the natural environments for these predator pray relationships. Before any hedgehog uses its trademark spines, it will always try to avoid a predator. If your garden is too neat and trim, then the chances are that hedgehogs will avoid it because they don’t’ want risk exposing themselves where there is no cover. Leave you hedgerows messy and you grass longer and watch as hedgehogs start to visit more and more.
Hedgehogs need Highways
Ever thought how hedgehogs get into your garden? If your garden is completely closed off, the chances of a hedgehog making its way in are slim at best. By providing small 4 inch by 4 inch gaps you and your neighbours can create hedgehog highways which allow them forage, escape predators and find suitable hibernation places.