IT’S a bug’s life in Limerick.
Insect B&B’s are being introduced to the Hunt Museum Park to combat the destruction of their habitats by tidy gardens and lawns which deprive them of dead wood to build their homesteads.
The Limerick Tidy Towns Group are behind the initiate to enhance biodiversity in the city by introducing the ‘Bugalicious B&B’.
The insect B&Bs were built by Mary Conroy of ‘Wild Routes’ from old pallets scrap wood and natural materials – all found in the city centre. They are designed to home insects and micro-fauna over winter and in poor weather.
Newly elected Mayor Kathleen Leddin said creep crawlies are often not high up on our list of affections but they are a vital part of the wildlife web.
“It’s important that we enhance their habitats where and when we can. I am delighted to see such a creative way of providing shelter for insect life in the city. The Bugalicious B&B will provide a marvellous habitat for our insects,” she said.