Make a bug hotel

HOW TO MAKE A BUG HOTEL

You will need:

pallets
  • 4 wooden pallets
  • bricks
  • plastic bottles
bamboo
  • bamboo canes, straw and leaves
  • old tiles
  • recycled cardboard
stones
  • stones or pebbles
  • twigs and loose bark

What to do

wooden pallet

1. place a wooden pallet in your chosen location. On top of the pallet, line bricks around the corners and across the middle

pallets

2. place your next pallet on top of this and repeat the process until they are all used up

bottles

3. cut off the top two thirds of your bottles. Fill up half of them with bamboo canes and the other half with rolled up cardboard. Place these inside the hotel with the opening facing outwards

Bug hotel

4. fill in the remaining spaces with bricks, leaves, pebbles, stones, tiles, loose bark and straw. These are all hidey-holes for the invertebrates 

Bug hotel

5. add in any extra materials that you want to recycle such as old pipes, carpeting, toilet tubes, old plant pots etc. Be creative - add a welcome sign or give your hotel a name!

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