Hillcrest Conservancy recently erected an Insect Hotel in Springside Nature Reserve.
The public is becoming increasingly aware of the fact that insects are under a great deal of environmental pressure and whilst many of these insects are seen as an unnecessary evil, the role they play in our environment is incalculable.
By erecting these simple inexpensive “hotels” you can now give something back to the environment. They can be situated anywhere in your garden and will soon attract a host of insects which are very beneficial to your garden as they perform a vital role in the food chain as well as pollinating the plants in your garden.
Spare a thought for our environment and use your hotel as an educational tool to teach your children and friends about the “birds and the bees”.
The design can be simple or more elaborate for your “Special Guests”
Wire mesh is added to keep out unwanted and non-paying guests.