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INSPECTION DAY

A Bug’s LifeInspection day

The new bug hotel has now been in place for twenty four hours , no new residents so far but the new woodland bank seems to have passed the inspection from the feathered gang………


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With the weather improving,( spring is on its way , well nearly ) it’s time to start phase II of the hide landscaping. First on the agenda is the creation of a couple of Bug Hotels , essentially a wooden box field with sticks , moss and straw with a few gaps to enter and exit. The first of these has been constructed in our workshop from a couple of old wooden pallets and a few pieces of scrap wood .

Once it has been transported to the hide and placed in situation we then covered three sides in soil , old branches and moss to create a mini woodland bank measuring 900mm x 900mm ( 3ft square ) and there you have it , a valuable resource for our insect population , which in turn will hopefully help the local bird life plus a good backdrop for photography. 

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