Habitat Creation for species such as reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
Hibernacula are constructed using a variety of materials, tailored to species such as reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
The optimum hibernacula for reptiles and amphibians are logs, stone and turf, topped with soil and planted with grass seeds. Arbeco can design and construct hibernacula for the species on your site.
Features to consider for hibernacula creation:
- Should be located on a sunny position.
- Vegetation will be allowed to grow on the north side of the mound for extra shelter.
- Sparce vegetation cover should be maintained to the south facing side to give animals some basking opportunities.
- Amphibians require a little more humidity and hibernacula are best located nearer to the water.