Homes for hedgehogs

Here at Homes for Bugs we’re passionate about recycling as much waste wood as possible to build fabulous new homes for our garden wildlife. Over the last 18 months or so we’ve built hundreds of bee hotels, ladybird & lacewing homes and butterfly houses… and

now we’ve started to expand our range.

 

After numerous requests we decided to try our hand at building hedgehog houses to see if we could help the plight of this gorgeous creature whose numbers are reported to be in serious decline.

The first few that we built sold within minutes of us posting them on social media and so we got to work building more.

One of which Laura bought and placed in her garden in the hope that she’d get a little visitor. She covered the hedgehog house with leaves and put out some cat food to attract any passing hogs… and three days later she got a lovely little spiky resident.

Needless to say, since we posted the picture on social media we’ve had quite a few more requests for our handmade hedgehog houses. Bug houses will always be our main thing but looking after all of our garden wildlife is crucial and we’re determined to do our little bit to help.

In their ‘make a hedgehog café’ feature, the RSPB recommend that to attract hogs you can feed them:

  • Sunflower hearts
  • Chopped nuts (unsalted)
  • Wet cat or dog food (not fish- or beef-based)
  • Crushed cat biscuits
  • Cooked potatoes
  • Minced meat (of any variety).

We’re on a mission to raise awareness about using rescued materials to give wildlife safe and secure homes where they can rest, nest and shelter, and we have developed a number of workshops to get as many people involved as possible.

These can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities so everyone can get involved and we can adapt them to be included in children’s birthday parties or as an alternative team building exercise for you and your work colleagues.  If you would like to find out more or have a chat about how we could adapt a session for you please email steve@homesforbugs.co.uk

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Steve

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