High Rise Bugs
Today We built a mansion, well to be precise, the young people from HITS did under my guidance. As part of the My Wildspace project in in Victoria Park we built a palace or as it turned out more of Multi-story condo for bugs. We met the Victoria Park Environment Team (VPET) volunteers at 10.00am and delegated tasks for the day. While VPET set about a clean-up on the area of the park they look after, I took a task force on a scavenging hunt in search of suitable materials from which to build our Bug Mansion.
On our return we set about building the bug mansion, everyone contributed and I think the end result is pretty impressive, when you consider almost every item used was a naturally available item or something recycled.Items used in the mansion include, pallets, various ventilation bricks, decorative wall blocks, sand, pine cones , wood chip and various plant stems. The mansion will provide a valuable winter refuge for a wide variety of insects and by next spring should attract lots of solitary bees an other important pollinators to take up residence.