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Monday, 1 July 2013

What are Insect / Bug Hotels



My first post is simply about what Insect / Bug Hotels are...

The simplest definition is that found on Wikipedia. They describe a bug/insect hotel as:
 “A manmade structure created from natural materials, they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the specific purpose or specific insect it is catered to. Most consist of several different sections that provide insects with nesting facilities – particularly during winter, offering shelter or refuge for many types of insects.”

This is the standard type of insect hotel that comes to most people’s minds when they think about an insect/bug hotel.

Insect hotels are a great way to give the smallest creatures in your garden a helping hand. In future posts I'll look into what type of creatures enjoy a bug hotel and also which ones that are in real need of your help. I’ll also look at different types of designs for insect hotels and different materials that can be used in their creation.

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