Rainton Meadows offers ‘Air Bee & Bee’

Anne Porter Heart of Durham, Heart of Durham Blog, News

Bug Hotel construction workers: Heart of Durham Project Officer Anne Porter with volunteers, Wayne Corner and David Price

Rainton Meadows welcomes a new luxury hotel for invertebrates.

Durham Wildlife Trust is calling for volunteers to come along to Wildathon on the 18th of June to help put the finishing touches on the newly built luxury lodgings. Volunteers will be asked to help fill the Bug Hotel with pine cones, bamboo canes, bark, logs, hay, stone, tiles and more.

Wildathon promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family with a wide range of activities to cater for all ages including;

  • Building a home for wildlife
  • Wild Yoga
  • Outdoor crafts
  • Reading beneath the clouds
  • Outdoor story-telling
  • Woodland sculptures
    and more!

Ann Porter, Heart of Durham Project Officer says “This latest ‘Air Bee & Bee’ development, at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve is the 5th in a chain of 5* Bug Hotels spreading across the region from Tees to Tyne. Each one is made from old wooden pallets and off-cuts of wood by volunteers from Durham Wildlife Trust’s Heart of Durham Project. We’re looking to expand into new areas – if your school, business or community project would like a bug hotel then get in touch!”


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Anne Porter

Anne Porter initially joined the Heart of Durham project as a volunteer, helping to carry out adder surveys on an 8-week placement as part of a post-graduate degree in Environmental Management. Anne’s dedication and enthusiasm for her work continues to inspire people of all ages to get involved nature conservation.