Nutting out a Design and Bug Hotels

Today Samson presented to the class the concept drawings he sketched up from the vision boards the kids created in June.   Then the kids could then choose to work with Samson and David Robinson who is an architect to nut out the design of the building, or build bug hotels with Tom.


Bug Hotels attract beneficial  insects to a garden by providing spaces for them to live.  They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the specific purpose or specific insect it is catered to. Most consist of several different sections that provide insects with nesting facilities – particularly during winter, offering shelter or refuge for many types of insects.

hotel-enThe kids loved making bug hotels!  They used bamboo, wood, macrocarpa fence pailings kindly donated by Ticehurst in Carterton, twigs, pinecones amd flax.  We are going to continue making these for several weeks.  Our bug hotel will be a large pyramid with a living roof.