Encourage the youngsters in your family to get outside with this family-friendly project. It’s quick and easy to make and will provide shelter for cold-blooded amphibians, reptiles and insects, many of which need to soak up the sun to give them energy for the day. Build the feature in a sunny spot so the rocks will warm up in the sunlight.
Bees, hoverflies, butterflies and a host of other winged insects will be attracted to the basking point and the rock plants will provide them with nectar and pollen for an energy boost, too. The cracks and crevices that are formed between the stones and amongst the gravel will also provide a cosy place for beetles, spiders and other minibeasts to take up residence.