Insect Hotels

The KS&W Out There group has spent two sessions working with John Baylis of our Woodworks programme. Using scrap timber, old pallets and drawers we’ve been creating mini habitats to increase the number of beneficial insects in the garden. We’ve made hotels for the garden wall here at the studios and a rather sophisticated version  for our allotment.

Different insects like different habitats so we collected bark, pinecones, slate and bamboo to fill the spaces.

We spent a very productive session at the allotment today and installed the completed hotel.

We also took the opportunity to prepare a bed for our woad plants, harvest some buddleia flowers for freezing and dyeing with at a later date and collect sweet peas and runner beans to take home.

Out There is off on a late summer holiday now. Back in three weeks with news of a trip to the seaside and a spot of pottery …

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