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Welcome Home – Insect Hotels

There is new housing being erected around the campus. Tiny buildings hung from trees, balanced on bricks and suspended from fence posts appeared this week. The English for GCC/Arch students in Caroline Preller’s class researched insect hotel design and then raided the Jardin pontanique’s storage space and upcycled wood from old compost boxes, discarded Design Week projects and even leftover building materials to create housing for pollinators, creepy crawlies and other small folks who make their homes in straw, pine cones and other organic material in order to promote biodiversity on campus.

We are happy to welcome our little friends to their new abodes. Even if we call them insect hotels, we hope they will make themselves at home.