On April 3rd we invited local children to help in the construction of a Bug House in Queens Park.
We asked the children to bring along anything they thought Bugs would like to make a home in.
Examples of Bug house materials are:-
Pottery plant pots
Small logs with drilled holes
Plastic bottles with tops cut off
Rounded ridge tiles
We set up the Friends three gazebos:-
one for information
one for free juice & biscuits for the children
one for children to fill cardboard tubes and bottles for inserting into the Bug house)
For mums and dads Queens Park tea room was open, serving hot drinks and their lovely cakes.
The children with great enthusiasm filled
tubes and bottles with Bug house materials
It was not long before children of all ages started to arrive and the build began.
The build was supervised by local parks ranger Matt Thomas and Friends volunteer Helen Ellis
Supported and funded by Lees Solicitors
Nearing the completion of the build our local parks ranger Matt Thomas, gave the children a very illuminating talk all about Bugs. The Friends had also produced a series of A4 posters describing how to build a Bug House and the Bugs that we hope will move in once the Bug House is completed.
Thanks to the Friends Bug team and Queens Park tea room volunteers
We have put a fence around the area with a Bug notice board to follow. We will also be planting the area with Bug friendly plants.