Make your own Rot Spot!
Many minibeasts make their homes in old log. Beetle babes hatch from eggs laid inside them and the grubs feed on the dead wood.
Logs will also be great nibbling dens for all sorts of other minibeasts. And if you’re lucky, hedgehogs and toads will not only enjoy bug dinners, they might also shelter there during the day. Why not help nature’s little rotter with your very own garden rot spot?
Add more logs that you can end up with a real stack. Watch your rotters move in. Looks out for woodlice, millipedes, centipedes, spiders, beetles and fungi!
For more ways on how to give nature a home in your garden and to download your free guide, visit rspb.org.uk/homes
The worrying state of things for creatures that call our gardens ‘home’ has encouraged Rightmove to lend our support to the RSPB’s new Giving Nature a Home campaign. The objective is simple: to encourage people across the UK to create a million new homes for nature in their gardens and outdoor spaces.