BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!
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!