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Bug Hotel Opens In Abbotsbury

Charlie's Bug Hotel

11:29am 9th August 2013
(Updated 11:30am 9th August 2013)

A multi storey hotel for thousands of insects has been built at Abbotsbury Swannery.

Staff member Charlie Wheeler made the accommodation after a large grey poplar fell.

The tree was turned into logs - but instead of burning them - they've been stacked to create a home for species like bumble bees who are in decline.

Charlie said: " We think the Swannery grounds could potentially harbour over 2,000 species of insects. I built The Big Hotel, with drilled dead wood, hollow bamboo and reed stems and other microhabitats, to try fulfil this potential."

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