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Renovations

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Over the last couple of weeks volunteers have been working hard to renovate the Bug Hotel, dubbed ‘Bugingham Palace’, at the Outdoor Classroom. We started by dismantling the existing structure so this could be re-filled properly.

The Tuesday volunteers went out foraging for pine cones, stones, and dead wood. These were all packed into recycled tree tubes to help hold them in place.

Some volunteers even learnt new skills – sewing pouches made from hessian sacks with 6 inch nails!

The material was then carefully placed between the gaps in each pallet before the next layer was secured in place.

The centre of each pallet was packed with woodchip left over from some of our winter works to help insulate the Bug Hotel, as well as providing even more nooks and crannies for invertebrates to live in.

Finally a slanting pallet was added and covered with roofing felt to keep the weather out.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project, the finished article looks fantastic and is now a real asset for our education days based at the Outdoor Classroom.


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