Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Insect Hotels for the Winter

I just love these insect hibernacula that have appeared over the weekend in the Hidden Meadow in Colinton Dell by the Water of Leith. I think they were made by Redhall Gardens. Hibernacula offer winter hibernating places, in this case for insects and other invertebrates, though bigger structures are often built for reptiles and amphibians.





For Nature Notes

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8 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow what a creative idea - hibernating places :)

TexWisGirl said...

wow! that's pretty cool!

dosankodebbie said...

I LOVE this idea!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That 2nd one kind of looks like some "storage" shelves in our little barn!

And .. the next time a certain someone tells me to tidy up the back yard - flower pots here and there, piles of sticks, newspaper, weedy areas, etc. I will just say .."No! No! Those are Insect Hotels!"

Your train journey did sound horrid!

speedyrabbit said...

great Idea,xx Rachel

Titus said...

Not only have I learnt a brilliant new word, we must now build hibernacula this weekend.

Rambling Woods said...

I wanted to make something like this over the summer, but my recovery is still ongoing..I love it...Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

I liked your Worst Ever Journey!!!