Reptiles are cold-blooded creatures that need to use the heat of their environment to become active. Adding a sunbed for Slow worms and other reptiles is a great way to encourage them into your garden.
You can make your sunbed at any time, but it's best to have it ready for spring when slow worms emerge after the winter.
Check under the sheet from spring to autumn (don't do it too often). Tiptoe up to the sheet, as any lizards you have may sit on top of the sheet. Then gently lift it using the handle.
It's easy to do and kids will love to peer underneath. If your garden is near heaths or rough grassland, you might even see rare Adders.