Dome construction, designed to fit in the landscape as a camouflaged house
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This dome shaped shelter provides hedgehogs and small mammals with a safe retreat and nesting space from predators, or cooler weather conditions.
With a waterproof roof, the house has a rattan finish to give it a natural appearance.
The shelter is large enough to accommodate family groups such as mother and hoglets, and the small entrance tunnel is designed to deter predators such as badgers and foxes.
A great resource for observing wildlife in your school garden, the hedgehog house will provide pupils with the opportunity to develop their observational skills as well as an appreciation for the natural world.
Activity ideas could include observing and documenting the hedgehogs and small mammals that visit the house, tracking which times of days they are most active or the time of the year when they are most likely hibernating. Use to prompt discussions on habitats that hedgehogs live in, how they have adapted to survive in their environment and their role in food chains and webs.
Constructed with a round steel frame and a felted roof, the dome can be further camouflaged using piles of leaves or foliage, or they can be placed inside as nesting material. Locate within cover, out of prevailing wind.
As this resource is made from natural material, appearance may vary slightly due to seasonality and environmental factors.