RSPB – ‪#‎homesfornature‬ weekend challenge – our Beetle Bucket #bugs

Following on from my recent post about the RSPB weekend challenge to build a home for mini beasts, we found some time today to build our home.  We decided to make a Beetle Bucket.

First you need a bucket, any size will do, and drill some holes in it.  We got Daddy P to do this for us yesterday while we were out having fun.

www.over40andamumtoone.com Beetle Bucket
www.over40andamumtoone.com Beetle Bucket

We collected some thick branches up from a nearby pathway and put them inside our bucket.

www.over40andamumtoone.com A bucketful of branches
www.over40andamumtoone.com A bucketful of branches

Ideally we needed to put some bark chipping in our bucket, but we didn’t have any, so we used some peat-free compost instead and filled our bucket up – this was Monkey’s favourite part!

www.over40andamumtoone.com Monkey and the Beetle Bucket
www.over40andamumtoone.com Monkey and the Beetle Bucket

We then put our ‘Home to Let’ sign up ….

www.over40andamumtoone.com Home to Let
www.over40andamumtoone.com Home to Let

….. and placed our Beetle Bucket at the side of the patio – hopefully we’ll have some new tenants soon.

www.over40andamumtoone.com a home for beetles and bugs
www.over40andamumtoone.com a home for beetles and bugs

Has this inspired you to give nature a home in your garden?  I do hope so.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

25 thoughts on “RSPB – ‪#‎homesfornature‬ weekend challenge – our Beetle Bucket #bugs

  1. What a great idea! My 2 would love this but they’d dig around in it every day and play with the sticks – perhaps when Mister B is another year or 2 older. Can’t wait to see what you find in yours!

  2. Not made a beetle home before. Our bug houses tend to be stuffed with twigs, etc but not soil. I can see that beetles might like this. Now all I need to do is find a bucket which no-one else is laying claim to……

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