One of the logs mentioned in The Bug Quarter has finally succumbed to being rendered useless partly due to decomposition. This housing block in the Log Quarter has been home to solitary bees and wasps for the past few years and they are now being forcibly evicted by either the council foxes or youths with nothing better to do. Admittedly the log has seen better days – a rather shabby exterior full of holes, cracked bark, and fungus graffitied along the damp ground-floor walls. The interior is a brittle honeycomb of tunnels between the lignin, and filled with sawdust echoing their use as nurseries and still ringing with the distant sounds of buzzing gone by. The structure is just not safe. And no, an estate agent certainly wouldn’t recommend buying this log, not even as a fixer-upper.Source: House clearance Deadwood wildlife habitats...
Tag Archives: wildlife gardening
Wildlife gardening. Wildlife habitats or homes for nature. Nesting boxes and ponds, deadwood piles and insect and bug hotels. Hedgehog highways and trees and plants for pollinators.
- Raised beds
- Right plants
- Crop rotation
- Companion planting
- Protection and pests control
- Tools and potting shed