Help Hobs shelter when away from their homes!
STEP ONE: Safety First – always go with an adult, never alone!
STEP TWO: Gather twigs roughly the same length from the woodland floor. Hobs are only about 4 inches tall so you do not need long twigs. Never break them off plants or trees.
STEP THREE: Find a safe, flat area.
STEP FOUR: Start resting your twigs into a teepee shape, pushing the first few twigs into the ground for stability, then continue placing more twigs leaving a small entrance. Another way to build is by balancing them against a tree or grassy mound.
Twigs balanced against a tree
STEP FIVE: When you have finished your Hob shelter, tell the Hobs who may be nearby that this is for them. Speak quietly Hobs don’t like loud noises.
STEP SIX: In Autumn you can place fallen leaves inside to make the shelter soft and cosy ready for the winter.
STEP SEVEN: Never use any items from home, natural materials only. Do not pick or use plants, flowers or mushrooms as they could be poisonous. Ask an adult for help.
Nature and Hobs need protecting always leave the area how you found it!
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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.
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