Rain Barrel and Insect Hotel

Rain barrel donated to our habitat project.

Rain barrel donated to our habitat project.

Close up view of insect hotel.

Close up view of insect hotel.

We had a rain barrel donated to our pollinator habitat.  Thank you Dave!  Last month we got it installed.  First we needed to attach a new rain gutter to the shed.  Thank you Chris!  Then we put in a small brick patio for the rain barrel to sit on.  With the nice rains we have received this month the rain barrel is full and will help us water our plants through the fall until the ground freezes.  We are still collecting and adding material to the insect hotel. We found Spanish tiles at the Eco Store to make the roof.

Insect hotel in pollinator habitat.

Insect hotel in pollinator habitat.

MJ

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About MJ Frogge

UNL Extension Horticulturist Lancaster County

4 thoughts on “Rain Barrel and Insect Hotel

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  3. hello, i am looking for the screen that fits the exact same rain barrel thatyou have pictured. can you tell me where it cam from?

    thanks julie

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