Insect hotel welcoming guests on Twickenham embankment

Not-so-creepy crawlies: Students helped make the habitat

Not-so-creepy crawlies: Students helped make the habitat

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Richmond and Twickenham

An eye-grabbing natural habitat for a variety of insects was unveiled by schoolchildren who helped design the borough’s first insect hotel.

The Four Seasons Insect Hotel was officially opened on the Sunshine Terrace, Twickenham Embankment, on Tuesday, April 29.

The council’s parks team worked with children from Radnor House School to fill the hotel with a variety of materials that will act as a habitat for small insects.

Children from Orleans Junior School worked with artist Emily Allchurch, with support from the Orleans House Gallery, to create artwork based on the four seasons for the hotel.

Five insect hotels have been installed by the parks department to provide a suitable safe haven for the insect population.

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