What wildlife garden would be complete without a bug hotel of some sort? Those were are sentiments when we commissioned cob-artist Susie Jenkins of Cobnuts to come up with a unique design for Alresford Rail Station in Essex.
The result, a life-size (note the current photo is of her prototype and not to scale!) model of commuters with holes in their eyes, mouths and clothing where solitary bees and other bugs can take refuge and make home.
The cob sculpture was created with input from local school children, who each made a face or element in socially distanced workshops post 2020 lockdown.
Find out more about the wildlife garden we created at the station, plus other bee-friendly work we have done there, on our railway station projects page.