Nature Rangers make Backyard Bee Homes

Downfall Creek Bushland CentreBy: Michael Fox

I’m not sure who was having more fun  during the Backyard Bee Home Workshop at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre yesterday.

The Downfall Team host a number of school holiday Nature Ranger activities. Jake Slinger and I represented Pollinator Link® building Bee Homes with the Nature Rangers.Solitary Bee Homes ver 2.5

 

Working with the Nature Rangers was great fun.

I introduced them to some of the 2,000 species of solitary native bees and the different types of nests the female creates in hollows, in the ground or by carpenter bees chewing into soft timber.

The Rangers then dived into assembling their individual Bee Homes using bamboo for Leaf-cutter Bees and Lantana for carpenter bees.

Backyard Bee Homes - 25 Sept 2018

Amazing artists decorating Bee Homes

What really blew me away was the artwork they created. We provided a “How to draw a bee” guide from ArtforKidsHub.com, multi-coloured Sharpies and the Rangers went to work producing amazing artwork to decorated their Bee Homes.

 

 

 

Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is a great location for environment related workshops with conference facilities and outdoor areas.

 

 

 

 

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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