Today we bought supplies to build the frame of the pollinator hotel. The hotel will be roughly the shape and size of a phone booth and contain little cubby holes for different nesting habitats. We will construct the frame out of solid cedar posts and use plywood shelves to make the cubby holes. We used the wonderful cutting center at Home Depot to cut our wood pieces down to a suitable size. As you can tell, we had a lot of fun!
The first step to building the frame of the pollinator hotel is to dig four post holes and cement the cedar posts into the ground. We chose cedar because it is rot resistant and can withstand harsh weather. We will cement the structure in place so that it will be sturdy and last for many years.
The cedar, plywood, and cement are the only new materials we plan on using. For the rest of the project, we will reuse found objects and buy from Squamish ReBuild in order to make our project as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. We plan to build the frame this weekend so it will be ready for the Pollinator Party next Friday! We hope to see you there!
Michalina, Max, & Barrett
Michalina, Max, and Barrett are students working on building a pollinator hotel on the Quest University Canada campus! Stay tuned for a community event, pollinator facts, and much much more!!