If you are anything like me I expect your garden is filled with dishes of fresh water dotted around to help the hedgehogs and other wildlife that visits your garden. During this extremely hot spell its not long before the water disappears either through drinking, bathing or evaporation.
I wanted to find a way of offering water that would last a lot longer but without just popping out a larger dish or bowl. I also wanted to keep the ‘topping up’ water out of the main dish/bowl to keep it as fresh as possible in the hope that it could help reduce the possibility of bacteria contaminating the water.
So, this morning I disappeared into my ‘Gadget Lab’ and came up with a great design for a self filling water dish with a 1.5lt water capacity. All that is needed is a 1.5lt fizzy drink bottle, a couple of elastic bands, some scrap wood and a water bowl/dish. You can see the finished Hedgehog Water Station below.