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How to make a simple bug hotel

This week Violet and I made a very simple bug hotel in our garden, we had so much fun collecting the materials and putting it together I thought I’d share the idea with you as I’m sure you are running out of ideas to keep your toddlers busy during lockdown, we certainly are! Bug hotels are brilliant as they encourage insects, bugs and bees into your garden, giving them a safe shelter where they can grow and thrive. You might not think you want extra bugs in the garden but they are essential for our ecosystem – they aerate the soil, pollinate blossoms, control insect and plant pests as well as recycling nutrients back into the soil. So, as you can see they are pretty important to take care of… I just made sure I put our bug hotel right at the back of the garden, as far from the house as possible!Β 

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