There are lots of dif­fer­ent ways to build a bug ho­tel. Let your imag­i­na­tion run wild!

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First build your struc­ture. Grace and

Zoe found old bricks and con­crete blocks. Use what you have; old pots, bits of wood, tin cans, bot­tles, rocks, tiles. Give your ho­tel a roof to keep the rain out.

Then fur­nish the ‘rooms’ to make lots of cosy liv­ing spa­ces for tiny bugs to crawl into. Dif­fer­ent bugs like dif­fer­ent sized spa­ces so mix it up!

→ Go on a scav­enger hunt. Look for dead flower stems that are hol­low for bugs to crawl into. Use grasses, straw sticks, rolled up news­pa­per, card­board, shells, rolled up leaves, pine cones, pumice, seed heads, bits of rot­ting wood.

→ To pre­vent card­board or straw turn­ing soggy, place it in­side a con­tainer.

→ If you have an adult to help, you could drill dif­fer­ent sized holes in bits of wood and cut up bam­boo stakes. This is a good place for bees. Your bug ho­tel is now open for busi­ness!

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