Bug hotel wildife pack
Providing food and shelter is a great way to help garden wildlife. Tiny insects and invertebrates, bees, butterflies and moths all live in – or visit – both rural and urban gardens. Providing bug hotels, water and areas of flowers all helps wildlife flourish and we can enjoy watching them.
This pack contains a Bug hotel, a WildID guide to the bugs and beasties that you may see in your garden, and a Wildlife homes booklet.
Our Bee Guide is a colourful and informative fold-out bee identification chart, featuring 28 species of bees found in gardens in Britain and Ireland. As well as the ‘Big Six’ bumblebees, the bee field guide includes mining bees, cavity-nesting bees and cuckoo bees.
Did you know that there are over 250 species of bees in Britain and Ireland? Bumblebees and honeybees are social bees, living in in colonies. But 90% of British species are solitary, with each nest the work of a single female. Mining bees excavate nest tunnels and cells in the ground. Cavity-nesting bees (including mason bees and leafcutters) use pre-existing cavities such as hollow plant stems, or a bee hotel.
We have teamed up with Wildlife and Birdcare to bring you a sturdy Bug Hotel, made from Larch a wood that is sourced from certified, sustainable UK forests, it’s home-grown and is a natural water repellent and will last several years. These lovely bug hotels are handmade in Staffordshire by people with learning disabilities and autism. Wildlife and Birdcare share our passion for nature, and design and produce a range of high-quality habitat homes, bug hotels.