Now this is a real life functioning DIY (Do it yourself) project; Vancouver’s first Insect Hotel. The Executive Director, Harley Rose of the Environmental Youth Alliance and Nathan Lee of Contexture Design have helped in creating the Insect Hotel in Oak Meadows Park. This reconstructed phone booth is part of the Nectar Tail, a project to help promote healthy pollinator communities in the city. As Vancouver development continues to grow, bees and other species have nowhere to go. Fortunately the 12 cedar boxes at the Insect hotel contain various materials, like maple logs to attract bees.
The Insect Hotel at Oak Meadows Park is part of a 1,500- square-foot pollinator garden on West 37th Avenue between Oak and Willow Streets. What a great idea of reusing materials that also creates a benefit to insects; it only seems fair to build them a hotel since we have taken over their original habitat.
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