Thursday 20th, it was our last task before Christmas and we had the fun of building three hedgehog houses at one of our newer sites Ash Green Meadows.
In separate teams we made our three little hog homes. One out of brick and two out of wood.
The tunnels are purposely a small size to prevent predator access. The ventilation pipe is sloped downwards to prevent moisture and leaf litter entering the home. With some newspaper and hay furniture the boxes were now cosy and inviting.
Once assembled the box is covered in polythene and raised off the ground to prevent the wood rotting and finally covered with soil and leaf litter for insulation and natural aesthetic.
Most of our materials were recycled from rubble and wood we found on our other sites or scrap from our yard.
Many thanks to Paul, Mike, Eric, John, Janet, Vic and Sarah for their work. Hopefully we will have some appreciative tenants soon.
Assistant Ranger Bobbie