Bug hotels and their benefits to wildlife
Our Community Rewilding Days are in full swing, and recently a wonderful group of volunteers from our local community gathered together to help build (in our opinion) the most beautiful EmBUGcombe bug hotel on 3 September, also joined by a few of our Autumn Experience weekend participants.
The best bug hotels are eco-friendly, and provide a safe space for insects to shelter, lay their eggs, and seek refuge from predators and can be built using upcycled materials and with various pine cones, dry grasses and leaves, rotting wood, bark and more stuffed inside them. We love, love our new mansion for our miniature habitants on our wild land and can’t wait to see who moves in. Our Community Rewilding Days are a great way for local families and communities to be outdoors and connect with our various nature spaces such as our woodlands and meadows, and take part in positive, social, regenerative activities that will give a renewed sense of purpose and wellbeing to the community. This year-long project is aimed at building connections, providing opportunities to get out the house, be outdoors in the fresh air with others, connect with like-minded people and learn practical skills that may inspire new hobbies such as gardening/planting/wildlife-spotting.