Bug hotels

Stu and his bug hotel

Insects are a critical element of our natural environment. Most pollination of plants is carried out by insects. They are also a key source of food for our native birds.

The team at the Mens Shed operating from the Wanaka Community Workshop have been asked to provide structures to accommodate insects – “bug hotels”.

Built from untreated recycled timber the “hotels” will be filled with sticks and moss to attract and shelter insects. They will be placed in gardens across Wanaka. Next Spring we will all benefit from more butterflies, moths and solitary bees.