All kinds of insects and invertebrates can benefit from a cosy nook and cranny to sleep in, and building a bug hotel will mean creepie crawlies such as bumblebees and snails will have a safe place to live. Bugs are notorious for nesting in small, untidy corners which can be re created using recyclable and natural materials such as dead leaves and sticks. Whilst providing shelter for some insects, these natural materials are also a great source of food.
Why not roll up those green sleeves and have a go at making your own bug hotel? Here at the Sanctuary, we're building not only one, but three new bug hotels for our native insects. Simply click here to find out how you can make yours!
This is the Sanctuary's first bug hotel which has been erected in our woodland area at Otter Creek. It has been created using all kinds of different materials of varying sizes and shapes. Materials with hollow ends ensure that mini creatures can crawl inside but stay warm and dry.