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Learn how to build bug hotels

Learn how to build bug hotels

Friday 18 November 2022

Learn how to build bug hotels

Friday 18 November 2022


La Société Guernesiaise is inviting youngsters to a bug hotel building workshop to learn how to support critters throughout the colder months.

The hotels will be made from old milk cartons and a wide variety of natural materials including dried leaves, flowers, twigs, acorns, fruit, conkers, and straw, all provided by La Société.

Attendees are also welcome to bring along their own materials and take home their new bug hotels. 

The drop-in session will take place between 11:00 and 13:00 on Saturday 19 November at the Candie Garden La Société Section room. 

Whilst the drop-in is primarily for La Société Junior members of all ages, non-members are encouraged to attend and see if a membership would suit them. 

There’s no limit on numbers, but attendees are encouraged to drop-in throughout the time slot due to limited space inside the room.

Pictured: The drop-in is taking place this weekend.

Sarah Allez, Education Officer at La Société, said: “Bug hotels are a wonderful addition to any garden, or outdoor space. They provide a home for insects and in return the insects increase biodiversity, pollinate plants, and prey on pests. 

“With natural habitats under increasing pressure, and many already lost or damaged, creating bug hotels provides us with an opportunity to give our local wildlife a helping hand throughout winter.”

You can register your interest in the workshop by emailing eca@societe.org.gg. 

Pictured (top): Examples of milk carton bug hotels. Credit: La Société.

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