Week 5 - Hedgehogs!
This week's challenge is to create a hedgehog house.
Sadly there are fewer than 1 million hedgehogs left in the UK. They need homes just like humans, so making one for them is a great way to encourage them into your garden.
The once common hedgehog is declining in number – since 2002, we have lost around 30% of our hedgehog population. It is becoming increasingly reliant on urban and suburban gardens; indeed, urban populations of hedgehogs have increased by up to a third, while rural populations have halved. This decline is likely caused by the loss and degradation of our habitats due to pressures such as development, agricultural intensification and climate change.
So, whether you live in town or country, you can help to look after garden wildlife like hedgehogs by providing food, water and shelter.