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[VIDEO] How to build a bug hotel

  • Wildlife Connections Guide
  • Difficulty - Easy

Follow our simple instructions in the video below for how to make a bug hotel.

To build your bug hotel you'll need:

  • Cardboard tubes (big or small)
  • Pine cones
  • Dried leaves
  • Twigs
  • You could also use shredded paper or cardboard

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By keeping track of where amazing people like you are creating wildlife friendly spaces we can see the impact we're having.

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