Hillcrest Conservancy has installed an Insect Hotel in Springside Nature Reserve. The public is becoming increasingly aware that insects are under environmental pressure and whilst many of the insects are considered an unnecessary evil, their role in our environment is incalculable.
By building and placing these simple inexpensive “hotels” in your garden, you can give something back to the environment, as they soon attract a host of insects which are beneficial to your garden. filling a vital role in the food chain as well as pollinating your garden plants.
Spare a thought for our environment and use your hotel 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.