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How to build hidey holes

Stuff you’ll need:

  • Trowel
  • Rake
  • Logs
  • Bricks
  • Rocks
  • Leaves
  • Twigs
  • Branches
  • Paving slab (large flat stone)


Help protect wildlife on your patch. This guide provides advice on how to create shelters for amphibians, hedgehogs and minibeasts. It is an easy way to increase the wildlife visiting your patch.

Make sure to use the Seek app to identify the animals who make these shelters their home.