Bugs and insects can be supported by habitats that you can incorporate into your wildlife garden which provide shelter and nesting sites.
- Insect hotels. These are usually made of bamboo tubes, drilled wood blocks, or dried plant stems. Ladybirds, Solitary Bees, Lacewings, and Beetles usually live in these.
- Beetle banks. Piling up branches, logs, and rocks can be an easy way to create great hiding places for Beetles and other ground insects.
- Brush piles. Similar to the above, branches, twigs, and leaves are piled together in a quiet corner of the garden for Beetles, Spiders, and other ground insects.
- Log piles. Stacked decaying logs is perfect for Beetles and Woodlice as they feed on the fungi produced from them.
- Hedges. Native hedges such as Hawthorns provide nesting sites and food for lots of wildlife, but the dense structure is particularly favoured by Spiders and Ladybirds.