I wanted to create a product that not only looks appealing, but also benefits nature. I felt that sculptural bug boxes, in a variety of designs, would fulfil both criteria.
How they work:
The boxes attract a variety of species. My favourite to watch are solitary masonry bees who enter the bamboo tubes, lay their eggs and then seal the tubes before leaving. Once the larvae have fully developed into bees they gnaw their way out of the tubes and fly off into the sunshine. Spiders tend to hang around all year as do woodlice, earwigs and other insects.
All bug box designs are available in my esty shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ILexEcoArt
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