Ladybird house

Age 6+

Activity Type

helping wildlife

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How to make a ladybird house

Build a cosy house for ladybirds, lacewings and other minibeasts.

Collect sticks, dead leaves and pine cones and create a homely hidey-hole for your garden minibeasts.

  • Lots of minibeasts snooze through winter, and they like to be cosy and hidden
  • Different minibeasts like different types of houses, but ladybirds love snuggling into dead leaves, sticks and pine cones
  • Remember to tuck your ladybird house into a quiet, sheltered spot
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