Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus, foraging amongst leaves in garden environment

Homes for mammals

Just like with birds, natural places for mammals like bats and hedgehogs are hard to find. Holes in trees, or safe ground locations can be few and far between.

This activity is about making your grounds a great place for mammals to live.


Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!


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What do I do?

  1. Decide which mammal you would like to give a home to
  2. Research the kind of habitat this mammal likes
  3. Either buy or make a home for your mammal
  4. Use our step-by-step 'how to' sheets

Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo, drawing, painting or a piece of writing talking about your experience to help earn your award.

Hedgehog close-up

Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading photo’s of your home, or even the animals that are using them. You could write a description of what you did or draw pictures.


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