It's fun and easy to create your own insect habitat. The design options are as creative as your imagination. Size, style, form - are all open to interpretation. The components are readily available, use natural, organic material. Utilize what would be placed in the organic recycle bin, or used for firewood. Bamboo tubes, straw, leaf litter, twigs are all options. Be certain to have the habitat protected from the environment: rain, wind and predators. Cover the entrance access to the nesting sites with hardware cloth to discourage the cocoon insects from being destroyed. Adding to the habitat for insects allows for propagation for more insects next year as well as adding to the number of pollinators. These are also resources for migrating and local birds in the spring that are necessary when feeding their young is essential for the continuation of the food web.
Diane C. Morey
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