NEST BUILDING

Sunday Dec. 16th 2012

A workshop in making nests for urban critters with Amber Hasselbring and Lisa Lee Benjamin

Creating habitat, rest stops and food sources for insects and birds helps to encourage biodiversity in our city and beyond.
Participants will each build a shelter inspired by the nesting habits of insects and birds. Mason bees build nest cavities in existing wood holes. Carpenter bees bore deep into wood to make nests, packed six or seven galleries deep, each provisioned with pollen and an egg. Songbirds use grass, hair, downy seed heads, wool, and lichens for building nests. Spiders use warm, dry cavities filled with sawdust, sand, or grass to make their dens.


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