Building a bug hotel can provide shelter for wildlife that may struggle to find a safe place to live. Bug hotels attract lots of wildlife, from hedgehogs to toads, solitary bees to bumblebees, and ladybirds to woodlice!
Make sure you have an adult to help you before you start your Bug Hotel.
1. Find a flat, firm place in the garden to build your basic structure. You could use old bricks, spare wood or even stack old tins on their side. If you use old wood or bricks, make sure you construct a roof, so it remains dry.
Top Tip: You could collect items like pinecones and sticks when you are out on a walk. You could even use empty toilet rolls to hold sticks.
2. Fill the gaps! The idea is to provide all sorts of different nooks and crannies, crevices, tunnels and cosy beds. Use things like leaves, grass, plants to create warmth and more structure to the inside of your bug hotel.
3. Wait for your guests to arrive!