Goals for the Bee and Wasp Hotels project

In setting up this project I am hoping to foster some communication among iNaturalist users who have insect hotels. Observations might primarily document the most popular target guests, mason bees and their kin, but will also bring some deserved attention to solitary wasps that love holes just as much. More broadly, carefully observing insect houses for all guests (inquilines, parasitoids, etc.) can demonstrate hidden diversity in even highly urbanized settings. Thanks in advance for joining or for submitting observations. And please make yourself a hotel if you don't already have one. They make great gifts, too!

Posted by colinpurrington colinpurrington, June 08, 2018 11:45


I'm really looking forward to participating! This is going to be a fun sister project to a Phragmites management regime I'm starting this summer. I'm also going to experiment with Japanese knotweed stalks - happy to use these invasive plants for something beneficial!

Posted by blackriverbrat 4 months ago (Flag)

Japanese knotweed stalks are fantastic.

Posted by colinpurrington 4 months ago (Flag)

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