How to build an insect home
Why not try making your own insect home – or ‘hotel’ – out of junk, to give bugs somewhere to live?
They’ll repay you when they help control pests and even pollinate your plants.
When to do it
Tips on how to make an insect home with a group
Discuss the best place for the insect home, taking into consideration forthcoming plans for the shared space.
Source pallets before you start, but then suggest that everyone brings their own junk and recycled materials to the session; give them guidelines on what sort of thing works.
Arrange a tidy up of your plot, so that you can use natural materials like stems and leaves.
Get a few stronger members of the team to put the pallets and heavy items in place, then invite everyone else, including kids, to stuff the other materials into the holes.