Ho­tel of­fers all mod cons for bugs and in­sects

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOL REPORT -

FIF­TEEN sixth for­m­ers spent a morn­ing in the woods get­ting their hands dirty and build­ing bug ho­tels.

The stu­dents from Stony Dean School, Or­chard End Av­enue in Amer­sham took part in a In Bloom bug ho­tel chal­lenge.

Or­gan­iser Steve Catanach said: “We made a small clear­ing on the for­est floor be­fore lay­ing the foun­da­tions of the ho­tel. We then di­vided into two groups with a chal­lenge to build the best bug ho­tel.”

The groups used bricks, hedge clip­pings and branches to make the ho­tels, which will sup­port a wide range of wildlife in­clud­ing moss, fungi and in­sects. The bug ho­tel will also at­tract small mam­mals, rep­tiles and birds.

Mr Catanach added: “The boys re­ally en­joyed the chal­lenge and loved get­ting their hands dirty.”

ROOM FOR ALL: Stony Dean School stu­dents; Char­lie Or­chard, Ben Old­field and Oli Hib­bert

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