Thursday, 18 September 2014

Log Piles And A Bug Hotel

For a number of years the gardeners have been making homes around the woodland areas of the college grounds in the form of log piles. Some of the wood from trees that have been cut down have been put in various sized piles to provide a habitat for small and large animals. The dead, decaying wood provide food and homes for insects and fungi who, in turn, provide food for the larger animals.

A more luxurious version of the log pile has now been built and placed in a suitable spot along the path next to the canal hedge, the gardener's first Bug Hotel. Built with old pallets, bricks, roof tiles and filled with straw, logs, pine cones, bark and old hollow stems from herbaceous plants, it provides the same habitat as the log piles but on a grand scale.

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