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Bugs have a comfortable life in Wisbech thanks to Peter Freeman




Local man Peter Freeman has donated bug hotels, which he made using leftover and recycled materials, to two projects in Wisbech.

Stuart Burton (left) with Peter Freeman put up the bugs hotel in Wisbech Park. (12891847)
Stuart Burton (left) with Peter Freeman put up the bugs hotel in Wisbech Park. (12891847)


Peter regularly turns out bird and bat boxes for various local causes and this was a trial at something different – together with a butterfly box for the Meadowgate School bed by St Peter’s Church tower.

The first of the 'hotels' was given to Wisbech In Bloom for the ‘A’mazing Apple Orchard in Wisbech Town park and the second, to Orchards School for their Waterlees In Bloom garden.

Peter Freeman with staff from Orchards School; Lyn Johnson, Clare Claxton (head teacher), Laura Cobb and Dawn Mattless together with pupils involved in the project. (12891850)
Peter Freeman with staff from Orchards School; Lyn Johnson, Clare Claxton (head teacher), Laura Cobb and Dawn Mattless together with pupils involved in the project. (12891850)

Bug hotels form an important shelter and addition to biodiversity in an area. Flies, bees, moths and butterflies are an integral part of flower pollination and are also a food source for different bird species.

Alan Wheeldon and Stuart Burton, volunteers with Wisbech In Bloom and Friends of Wisbech park assisted with the siting of the bug hotel in the orchard.

Pictured with Peter are staff from Orchards School; Lyn Johnson, Clare Claxton (head teacher), Laura Cobb and Dawn Mattless together with pupils involved in the project.



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