Follow this simple guide to finding a Hob home!
STEP ONE: Safety First – always go with an adult, never alone!
STEP TWO: Hobs are only about 4 inches tall. Their homes can be found at the bottom of trees or small holes in the ground. The tree could be in a park, woodland or forest.
STEP THREE: When you have found a possible Hob home, do not touch, destroy, or put anything down the hole. Not only will it scare any Hobs in there, but it could also belong to an animal and not a Hob!
STEP FOUR: Hobs do not like loud noises, be as quiet as you can.
STEP FIVE: Look for clues! Can you see tiny footprints, trodden down vegetation due to the Hob going in and out of its home? Pieces of Moss, plants, flowers, nuts or berries, near the entrance of the possible Hob home.
STEP SIX: They like acorns or conker shells, if you find any please leave them near the entrance of the Hob home. They will take them if they need them, but only after you have left the area. They are scared of humans.
STEP SEVEN: Can you hear Hobs? The best way to listen is to stand in a safe place, close your eyes, and listen. You may hear movement, talking or a Hob’s laughter but remember it is very faint! Can you hear other animals, birds or insects? Can you guess what is making the noises?
STEP EIGHT: If you would like to take a photo of the possible Hob home, ask in a quiet voice to let them know what you are doing so they don’t become too scared.
Nature and Hobs need protecting, always leave the area how you found it!
If you would like a downloadable version of ‘Find A Hob Home ‘ click here.
If you would like to send Hob Hill your photo of the Hob home to go in our Field Report section then please use the contact form here.
If you would like to know more about the Hobs, and how they live, ‘Hob Hill – The Beginning‘ is the book to read! Some of the content on the website is connected to the book, expanding the story more.
Thank you for reading, and happy searching!