Updated: May 27, 2022
I had read an article on the RSPB website on how to make a
bug hotel so I started to gather items to make my own. I mentioned it to my Dad and a few days later he turns up at my door and dropped off a homemade bug hotel better than
I could have ever imagined!
Bug hotels are great for Bees, Insects, Spiders and all sorts of creatures and wildlife.
I will tell you how I was going to make my bug hotel but you're welcome to copy what my Dad made as well.
I was going to get an off cut of a wooden pallet and fill with the following.
- Dried Grass (we collected this from our local park after grass cutting)
- Broken Terracotta Pot
- Dried Leaves
- Pine Cones
- Brick with holes
- Liner from a hanging basket
Instead I did the same but loaded it into my Dads Huge Bug Hotel.
It was super easy to fill and then a friend gave us some wire to nil onto the front and back but this isn't necessary.
Here's the article from RSPB.