A brand new five star bug hotel/ hibernation tower opened at Gipsy Lane allotments orchard on Saturday 14th June.
Once permission was received from the planning authorities a great deal of reclaimed building material was assembled over the last few days and construction started promptly at 9am. By mid-morning the hotel was open for business and awaiting its first guests.
Many thanks to Nicola from the Gipsy Lane orchard group for her concept and her energy in making it happen. Many thanks as well to the construction crew from 1st Finchampstead Scouts. James was the hands-on foreman, ably assisted by master craftsmen Alex, Joshua and Matthew.
Great job everyone!
The hotel is for solitary bees, butterflies, centipedes, frogs and all of their chums. This will help with pollination on the orchard and allotments and to keep other pests and diseases in check.