This book contains easy-to-follow instructions on making every kind of bug hotel, from the unbelievably simple stop-over hostel, to quite elaborate and ornamental luxury hotels. Start small and scatter your garden with drill holes in the right kind of wood, bamboo or reed tunnels in the correct places, and make screw holes available in masonry or garden furniture. Move on to more ambitious structures, like a planter filled with mud or shelving battons screwed into a wall, and then try one of the decorative hotels that will really help to makeyour backyard start buzzing.
The book is divided into chapters featuring hotels for solitary bugs, hotels for large families, and hotels for other beneficial bugs such as ladybirds, green lacewings and butterflies. The projects range from Rustic Tree House and Mud Hut, to Bumblebee Castle and Earwig Paradise. Expert help and advice is also given on how to populate your houses and grow the right plants to encourage visitors and residents. Containing everything you need for making your outdoor space a happy haven for the next generation of beneficial bees and bugs this is the perfect book for anyone concerned about protecting their local insects.Author: Dr Melanie von Orlow
Hardback: 94 pages
Publisher: Haynes Publishing
Product Dimensions: (H) 156mm, (W) 219mm, (D) 13mm