Insect Hotels went highrise today, activating the South West corner and softening out the old brick City gas relay building (now our neighbor’s firewood storage shed), not to mention the leaning power pole. Two pallets and around a dozen boxes made the large structure. 3 metal file drawers were outfitted with “shelves” made from wooden box tops and ammo-box lids, then hung from the fence poles along the old fence line. The little weir for the stream is to the right, nearly overgrown by a sweeping rose bramble mixed with vines that are spreading quickly toward the gas house.
The challenge is now to find good material to “furnish” the hotels so the critters will move in.