Monday, 6 June 2011
Now open! Free accommodation to all insects, bugs and other small creatures except for rats.
We have started building our insect hotel at the allotment. The bottom layer is sand with bits of roof tiles ( left over from the porch building). Then there is a layer of wood and then some cardboard tubes filled with straw and corrugated cardboard rolled up. The next layer is pine cones. On top of that is sticks and wood, some with holes drilled in the ends.
I think that we will do a couple more layers, probably some leaves and pebbles and then top it off with a roof covered in roofing felt to keep things dry.
Perfect for Mr Toad and all the rest of the slug, snail and black fly munching crowd!