Hedgehog Houses for Middle Field  

During Form 8's Environmental Studies lesson and Form 3, 4 and 5's Thursday Outdoor Learning and Leadership activity, we added a further six hedgehog houses to the hedge line of Middle Field. There are nine hedgehog houses around the northern edge of the field.

These were made by digging circular pits approximately 2ft in diameter and 2ft deep before lining them with sticks and small branches, filling with dry leaves and covering over with a log roof and more leaves and earth. These should provide a valuable hibernation spot for small vertebrates like mice, hedgehogs, frogs and toads as well as a place for invertebrates like beetles, spiders and millipedes to shelter, feed and breed.

We look forward to seeing who moves in to these desirable properties!

Well done to all involved!