Building Bug Hotels: Creating Bug and Insect Habitats

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 12 people. Click here to register for this program.

This Week's Program:

Join us to create our very own bug hotels! Bugs are hugely important to our ecosystems and helping them out by building habitats for them to put in your backyard can help them out a ton. We will discuss the different ways insects and other crawlers benefit us, both through the environment and our economy. Then we will work together to put together “hotels” with a wide variety of materials and nooks and crannies for a diverse population of bugs to inhabit. At the end of the day each group will get to go home with their personally designed bug hotel to put in their back yard.


All ages, fun family activity!

What to Bring: 

Materials for creating bug hotels are provided, but if you have any scrap wood, bricks, cinder blocks, sticks, chicken wire, pine cones, rotten logs, old terracotta pots, or roofing shingles feel free to bring them!

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

My name is Connor Piechota. I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated college from Saint John’s University in Minnesota. I was first introduced to New Hampshire the summer of 2015, and I have come to call this place home. I love spending my time outdoors, especially hiking and rock climbing. I am also interested in studying wildlife behavior and hope to pursue graduate school and gain more experience in biological field research.

My name is Erin Shilling and this past May I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. I hope to have a career in research in the future, and want to learn more about how non-profits like the SLA work to implement research into their management practices in order to best conserve the environment. In addition to research, I love the outdoors, working with animals, reading, and learning.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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