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I used a pretty blue bowl from the thrift store and a couple of rocks and a stick from the property. I wanted to keep it simple so I could refresh it regularly and keep out mosquito larva. If you look closely, there's already a cricket enjoying a drink.
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Gathering materials
Gathering materials
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Setting everything in place
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A cricket enjoying a drink
A cricket enjoying a drink
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Bee and insect and everyone else watering station! Old recycled pan and collection of rocks under the rainwater barrel and drip alimentation. My domesticated and the native bee will Be happy!
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Materials collected
Materials collected
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Done! We even see the drip of water.
Done! We even see the drip of water.
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Note: Nice, upcycle use of a old pan.

 
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I've had this blue pot saucer sitting outside for months- not even under a plant- and then I found these glass rocks in my basement and the two together seemed perfect for a water spot. Here's hoping the bees and flies and...well everything else likes it!
My supplies- in the spot I'm going to leave them


Putting the "rocks" curve side up


Filling it with water...maybe a bit too much...


I poured off a little into the plants, but here it is


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Note: Very lovely. The Bees and insects should love it!

 
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- you must make a bee/insect watering station

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- post a picture of the materials for the watering station

- post a picture of the watering station under construction

- post a picture of the completed bee/insect watering station with water

This insect watering station is part of my beneficial insect sanctuary, aka the "Bug Garden."  The design thought is to have year round habitat and nectar sources for beneficial insects, adjacent to the Kitchen Garden.  The two assembled insect watering stations are positioned in the Bug Garden, under the roof-line, and collect rainwater off of the gutter-less roof.  You can see their positions in the Bug Garden 1 picture.  

On the far right side of Bug Garden 2 picture, on the north side of the Bug Garden, are newly transplanted Cup Plants (Silphium perfoliatum).  The Cup Plants are my biological insect watering stations.

The Bug Garden and Kitchen Garden were constructed about four months prior to this picture.

How am I able to move pictures (as attachments) around inside this post, like Sienna did above me, instead of having them all at the bottom of the post?



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Assembling the Water Station
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Completed Insect Watering Stations
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Bug Garden 1
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Bug Garden 2
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Note: Superb! You can move your picture around using the fonction in top when writting a post. But for that youd need to heberging picture on a other site or an other post.

 
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To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
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- post a picture of the completed bee/insect watering station with water

I wanted to put in a pollinator watering station in my allotment garden.   After a few weeks of scrounging the trash cans on the site,  I found a small shallow tray tossed in the trash.

Walking the site around the allotments,  I collected a group of small flat rocks, and also found a handful of cute walnut shells.   Maybe they help with algae, maybe they just look cute, but I used them.

Finished it off with some flowers planted around and a cute handpainted sign to show others what it was!  



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tray from trashcan
tray from trashcan
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gathered rocks and shells and rinsed them off
gathered rocks and shells and rinsed them off
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cleaning the tray
cleaning the tray
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put together and starting to plant flowers
put together and starting to plant flowers
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All grown in
All grown in
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Note: Very Nice. I like the upcycling use too! Wonderful!

 
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