Mini beast boxes

I’ve been finishing off a couple of mini beast boxes for schools today.

I’ve made a rectangular hole in each one with four punge cuts with the chain saw, and then removed the core by a plunge cut at the bottom of the hole from the side:

Today I’ve been making the dowels to fix a lid on over a cut down milk carton that the bugs fall into.

The lid is deliberately ill-fitting so that the wee beasties can get in.

Without the milk carton it can be used as a mini-beast haven when filled with straw or shavings etc.

These oak ones come with added resident woodworm.