Doing the graveyard shift
We were looking around our village church this morning after the Remembrance Day parade and we saw something fantastic in the churchyard.
Instead of tidying up all the autumn leaves and fallen branches, the church wardens have put aside a few piles of logs, twigs, pine cones and leaves to act as insecthouses! It’s such a simple idea but it’s very effective and we thoroughly approve. We look forward to a churchyard full of happy, buzzy insects next spring.
If you haven’t got time to make a bespoke insecthouse like the ones in our plans, you could just leave a small pile like this in a corner of your garden. It’ll be gratefully occupied by lots of hibernating critters!