No matter the size, backyard gardens involve an intricate ecosystem. And like in every other natural ecosystem, insects play a fundamental role in keeping your garden healthy.
Some insects like ants will scavenge and recycle dead organisms back into nature. Others, like bees, are vital for pollinating some flowering plants.
However, many native insects are struggling to survive in the urban environment. This is because native vegetation they use for food and shelter is being cleared. We can help them by building an insect hotel and giving them a safe and comfortable place to stay!
Activity 1: Design your hotel
The first step is to plan and design your home for insects.