You may have noticed piles of twigs and leaves in quiet areas around the woodland and meadow. Several Hedgehog Houses have been provided by our Head Gardener to provide a safe location for Hedgehogs to hibernate in this winter.
In the last 30 years Hedgehog numbers have fallen by as much as 50%, leaving piles of twigs, branches and garden rubbish in the winter can really help. Our Hedgehog Houses are wooden boxes; filled with straw and are covered in polythene & soil to protect them, as well as leaves and branches piled on top.
Why not build your own Hedgehog House and encourage these prickly yet adorable creatures to rest, hibernate and raise their hoglets in your garden >https://www.rspb.org.uk/helping-nature/what-you-can-do/activities/build-a-hedgehog-house