A mini version of the large Ladybird Tower (LBT), it is constructed from solid FSC birch logs and oak, larch, or similar timber for durability.
It has a hollow central chamber that is filled with natural material to provide insulation and security plus holes drilled into the log at an upward angle, which allow the insects to reach the insulated and safe inner chamber.
The MiniBug Ladybird Log is supplied in a gift box and makes an ideal present for children or grown up wildlife enthusiasts and gardeners.
Site out of prevailing winds in a warm location such as; lawns, shrub beds, planters, or wooded glades etc
Monitoring & Inspection
Ladybird Food/Attractant can be used with the log when natural food sources are scarce and/or the log may be used to release larvae with food source.
This product is manufactured from natural durable timber and does not require any coatings. If it has been used, you may wish to protect the occupants from frost by covering product or taking into shed. Do not take into a heated environment as cells/pupae may develop/emerge prematurely.
A wide variety of invertebrates and other insects including solitary bees, ladybirds, spiders etc.
What Species Might Use My Habitat?
Ladybirds and other insects
There are 4 different insect habitats to collect in the minibug range.
These products are for wild creatures and as such, you should not expect immediate habitation. We suggest you carefully read the supplied instructions for siting and provide this product in a suitable habitat for the target species. The product can then be re-visited 6 - 12 months later, or in the appropriate season, to see if it is being used.
If after 24 months the product has not been used, it may be worth choosing an alternative location to site it and/or look to see what improvements you can make to provide a suitable environment for your target species (flowers, woodpiles, rough areas of garden etc)
Because many species of creature are constantly seeking refuge and safe nesting sites, you may find that an unexpected species is using your product - this is part of nature and all species should be welcomed as part of your wildlife garden.