bug ho­tel

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!

Kids Go Gardening - - News -

Take a close look around your gar­den on a sunny day. How many dif­fer­ent in­sects can you see? Some are tiny. Oth­ers are so tiny you need a mi­cro­scope to see them. You might find some ‘bad bugs’ eat­ing your plants, but most in­sects are ‘ good bugs’ called ben­e­fi­cial in­sects. These help­ful crit­ters eat the ‘bad’ bugs, turn rub­bish into com­post and pol­li­nate our flow­ers to give us fruit. Help na­ture keep your gar­den healthy! We can get more ben­e­fi­cial in­sects to live in our gar­den by plant­ing their favourite food: flow­ers. Plus they need a habi­tat - a cosy place to live and lay their eggs. A bug ho­tel is an ideal in­sect habi­tat! It’s a home for la­dy­birds and other bee­tles, tiny hov­er­flies, par­a­sitic wasps, preda­tory mites. Create your own piece of gar­den ar­chi­tec­ture!

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