Leaves utilization – siting a hedgehog nest
Another good idea for recycling leaves is to make hedgehog nests.
By doing this you will help to protect these animals, since hedgehogs are already on the endangered species list in some European countries, mainly due to all opportunities for hedgehogs to make nests and find shelter being removed as a result of meticulous clearing-up work in gardens.
So why not make a small pile of leaves and thin twigs?
This small animal, which is active at twilight and during the night, will certainly pay you back in kind. Larvae, earthworms, spiders and snails are right at the top of the menu for this little gardener's helper.
So hedgehogs can help you keep part of your garden free from insects and bugs. And since hedgehogs aren't keen on vegetables, you don't need to worry about your fruit or vegetable beds!