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Crafting free 'Bug' Habitats in Farnham

A few weeks ago, we were in Gostrey Meadow, in Farnham town centre, at Farnham Town Council's Community Day. We were one of a number of community groups who offered free crafting activities to families at the event. There was a decent turn out, despite the freezing wind and hailstones, and the atmosphere was great with live music and unveiling of our Holly-wood inspired FARNHAM bug house in the middle of the day.

The Green Up Britain team were amazing, as always, at helping kids build bee or ladybird-themed bug habitats from recycled tin cans. To maximise the diversity of bugs that will use these habitats, we offered a range of materials for people to choose from: hollow reed and bamboo for solitary bees, locally-sourced pinecones (thank you Rural Life Centre) and wood for beetles, as well as straw for spiders. Over 40 of these habitats were made throughout the day, so maybe you'll see one in gardens around Farnham.

We'll be making more of these upcycled habitats, plus bird feeders (made from recycled milk cartons), and flower-pressed tote bags at Farnham Sustainability Festival on May 19th in Gostrey Meadow. Hopefully we'll see you there!

You can help us Green Up Britain via -

  • Donation - every penny helps restore nature around the UK

  • Volunteering - join our growing list of helpers

  • Sponsorship - we'll plant trees on behalf of your company

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