We love rescuing wood and making lovely new bug houses out of it. Over the last few months we’ve been making and selling loads of different designs at craft fairs and markets right across the Midlands and have just secured a regular spot at Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade market.
It’s really great that people like what we do, and the feedback we get about our handmade bug houses is always really positive. But we’re not just about making and selling.
A short while ago we were invited to get involved in a community day at a local allotment where we hosted a really successful bug house making workshop (you can read all about it here).
During the day we met loads of lovely people but one family in particular have kept in touch with us since the open day – sharing their brilliant bug house creations that were inspired by our workshop.
As you can see from the fab photos below, Tabitha and Harriet have been having a great time making some fantastic new homes for the bugs in their garden.
These brilliant photos were sent to us by Charley, Tabitha and Harriet’s mum and when we asked why they were so interested she said:
“The kids love making them and I can see that our garden is going to be full of them!
“We are building them because we love bugs and nature and we love and respect all animals. I think it’s really important for children to grow up respecting other people and animals.
“Hopefully the world will continue to be a diverse place full of different species if we show our children how to live respectfully. We need a future full of caring people who will look after the planet and then teach their children how to do the same.”
And it doesn’t end there. Dad, Pete (Mr Bodger to his students) ran a summer school bug house making workshop of his own and shared the results with us on Twitter. Watch the video below…
It’s brilliant knowing that we’re inspiring others to make homes for the insects in our gardens… long may it continue.