Exmouth In Bloom are the proud owners of not one, but 5 new bug houses. Volunteer Dee Tracey designed them and, with carpentry help from her son, created some superb insect boxes from recycled materials. They were installed in the Triangle bed with the help of Gordon Hodgson, a knight in shining armour, and owner of some fancy power tools, who realised that we would be there for a week if we had tried to drill into railway sleepers by hand. He was right of course and saved us a great deal of time (and probably blisters). We are very grateful for his help.
The rectangular and triangular boxes are for any insects which need shelter, but the 3 bamboo boxes in the trees are specifically targeting Masonry Bees.
Hope the insects enjoy their new environments!