This new insect study centre has the following interactive features from top down.
- COSY HAY LOFT – A chalet style insect shelter and refuge from predators.
- BUG ZONE – Specially prepared bamboo nesting tubes for solitary bees and other over-wintering insects, including Ladybirds and Lacewings.
- OVER WINTERING ZONE – The second storey has an open side access and an overwintering chamber ready to fill with bark, straw or leaves.
- INTERACTIVE BEE TRAYS – Slotted wooden interactive nesting trays for Mason bees, Leafcutter Bees and other insects.
WHERE TO PLACE
Site facing south to south-east in a sheltered area 1.0 – 2.0 metres high.
Made from FSC certified timber. To maintain the green finish a water-based, green paint may be applied annually.
Replacement wooden tubes and paper bee lining tubes may purchased for advanced bee management.