|Adding a hotel in the garden - like you do|
On looking through the RSPB booklet, it is pretty straightforward how to make a bug hotel and all the materials available can be sourced from places such as the woods and, of course, your garden. We built our 'hotel with materials we sourced from the garden, granddad's garden and in the woods.
|RSPB giving nature a home booklet|
Daddy cut a pallet in half; now for anyone who has tackled pallet craft you will know this is not an easy task, but it is very rewarding. It fit snuggly on our tile foundation. The newly created ground floor was filled with pinecones, dried leaves, twigs and moss.
|My son showing me how it's done!|
|Ground Floor of the bug hotel|
|Adding layers to the bug hotel|
We built our hotel over the course of 2 weekends. Some of the 'delays' were due to finding the right materials out on our walks and some of it were due to my son getting bored! He can do approximately an hour of construction and then he wants to go inside and play - which I think is quite an achievement for my 4-year-old, as his attention span for indoor activities is usually 20 minutes.
|Bug House built with the help of the RSPB Booklet|
|Showing off our Bug Hotel layers|
|Our latest build - The Bug Hotel|