Bug Hotel Open for Business
The latest addition to the School’s wildlife area is open and ready for visitors. The ‘Bug Hotel’ was built from re-cycled wooden pallets and natural materials such as sticks, pine cones and leaf litter that creepy crawlies love to eat and live in!
The top level of the Bug Hotel is planted with native wildflowers of the UK and grasses which will attract pollinating species such as bees and butterflies. It will also be awash with beautiful, colourful flowers.
The idea of the Bug Hotel is to attract invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and small mammals to the area, providing them with a nice cosy new home. It will be home to ladybirds, lacewings, centipedes, bees, hedgehogs, frogs and maybe the occasional slow worm (plus many other species!). This will increase the biodiversity of the area; which is good for nature.
The Bug Hotel will also provide our students with a vast array of animals and their habitats to investigate, helping to bring alive their study of biology in a fun, interactive and engaging way.