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  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Yes please David! That's quite a hotel! Would love to see how it's used and how it ages. 

  • Thanks for your encouraging comments, Tootles & Jo47: I'm not too sure about 'competition' between species - the 'hotel' is in a public area with open access to a range of activities in a wooded/ meadow pasture setting. There's a timber-built, water-powered flour mill about 5 metres away - with twice weekly milling/ bread making demos between Easter - October!! These activities attract families/ holidaymakers from the nearby village of Fuschl. [The trackways are ideal for summer rambling and cross-country skiing; once snow reaches the valley!] In such naturalised surroundings it's ideally situated as a 'showpiece' of green thinking and probably arouses a lot of interest (and maybe imitation?).

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     These photos show more detail of the various portions or 'rooms' within the hotel. The last image is of a very much simpler shelter using readily available materials. The descriptive text & illustration panel nearby gives the names and basic 'lifestyle pointers' on key species that are likely to be attracted to such structures.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,595

    tee hee Dove ,

    that always makes me titter.

    Devon.
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    What great pictures David. Thanks for sharing. Looks like someone has put a lot of hard work and effort in to it. 

    Go for it Jo47!  Woukd love to know how you get on. Maybe a pic or two of your work in progress?!

    I'm trying really hard to be less of a wimp when it comes to all things creepy crawly. That said, an earwig fell out of a dahlia flower that I'd cut for the vase yesterday, and I didnt half jump!  Much nicer to see them in their own hotel! Needless to say, no more dahlias indoors for me!

  • we adapted a "rubbish" bird feeder into an insect box with almost immediate results

    were so excited! (sad isn't it!)

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