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Insect Conservation Study Centre

Insect Conservation Study Centre
Interior view The Insect Study Centre Interior view The Insect Study Centre
£144.40
Code 14 WG-ISCC
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The Insect Conservation Study Centre.

Unique and exciting way to learn about insects and bugs in a multiple and varied set of circumsances. Hand made and beautifully deorated withwooden hand painted  ladybirds.

Features:

  • Solar/Nocturnal chamber
  • Overwintering Cane Chamber
  • Big Bug Magnifying Chmber
  • Lacewing Chamber
  • Solitary Bee Interactive Chamber 

1. The solar powered illuminated nocturnal insect chamber, sometimes referred to as the Solar Insect Attic. You will be able see whats 'creeping and crawling' at night! Set them free in the morning! Access door at the back to introduce lighting, twigs, moth or butterfly attractants. The solar can be set to turn on automatically at dusk, then off at dawn. Battery will last 12 months

2. Overwintering Chamber: This traditional multi insect over wintering area will provide a range of nooks and crannies for a wide range of insects including ladybirds and lacewings which are essential for organic gardening being natural preditors of greenfly and blackfly aphids. This area will also be atractive to solitary bees. Adjacent to this chamber and located on the front edge of the A shaped Roof are the easy access bee viewing tubes which can be gently pulled open to view cell development of solitary bees and other activity.

3. The BIG BUG Magnified Chamber. This has a giant magnifying glass concealed in the front door allowing you to study the insects close up and also conatins 'creepy crawly tubes'. Incoming insects can be studied and you can add insect attracting food.

4. Lacewing Chamber: This is pre filled with natural straw and provides the ideal overwintering space for Lacewings, essential preditors in an organic garden. This area can also be filled with bark when it will attract over wintering insects like ladybirds.

5. Solitary Bee Study Chamber: Features removable trays for the study of developing bees. Solitary Bees do NOT swarm. They are non aggressive and safe for children and pets. This chamber is best sited facing the morning sun. Mason Bees and Magachile Bees will fill the chambers in early autumn and there is access for close inspection. You will see the formation of eggs developing over winter into larve and then young bees. Once used this area will be inhabited regularly.

Siting and Maintenance: Site in a warm sheltered position approx 1 - 2.5m high. Hanging Bracket

Measurements: 80 x 30 x 20cm approx  Weight: approx 10K

Makes a great centre piece and a wonderful present!

Made from FSC wood, this attractive multifaceted Insect Conservation Study Centre features 5 different study chambers:

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