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7 Nov 2019

How to make a bug hotel

How to make a bug hotel

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National Trust for Scotland Critter Crafts

Give a home to garden wildlife with this easy bug hotel.

Step 1: Find a spot on firm, level ground and build a high-rise hotel with layers of old wooden pallets and bricks.

Step 2: Leave an H-shape between the bricks. Fill in some of the gaps with bark and dry leaves.

Step 3: Use whatever you can find in the garden. Old plant pots, twigs or garden canes all provide great spaces for critters to explore.

Step 4: Stones placed nearer the ground level in the shade are a great place for frogs to enjoy the moist conditions.

Step 5: Don’t build too high and make sure it’s stable. Use old tiles or planks for a roof to keep it dry. Don't forget to name it and put up a sign.

Step 6: Make sure there are nectar-rich flowers nearby to attract bees and butterflies.

For the love of Scotland | National Trust for Scotland

Make a home for garden wildlife with this easy bug hotel.

Here's a step-by-step guide to building a bug hotel!

Step 1: Find a spot on firm, level ground and build a high-rise hotel with layers of old wooden pallets and bricks.

Step 2: Leave an H-shape between the bricks. Fill in some of the gaps with bark and dry leaves.

Step 3: Use whatever you can find in the garden. Old plant pots, twigs or garden canes all provide great spaces for critters to explore.

Step 4: Stones placed nearer the ground level in the shade are a great place for frogs to enjoy the moist conditions.

Step 5: Don’t build too high and make sure it’s stable. Use old tiles or planks for a roof to keep it dry. Don't forget to name it and put up a sign.

Step 6: Make sure there are nectar-rich flowers nearby to attract bees and butterflies.

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