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The days are starting to feel like summer which means the critters will be more in need of water sources. I made an insect watering station and placed it in a raised bed at the front of our sun garden, which has flowers for pollinators.

After gathering up some extra pot trays, including a broken one, some glass gems and a shell for decoration as well as various items found out in our yard for different textures and surfaces, I took everything to the garden to put together.

The base is resting on an old iron basket I got for free from the roadside and flipped over. I created different levels with stones, sticks and moss to create ramps up and down and added an extra "landing pad" up above on the base of an old garden light and small terra cotta saucer. Hopefully this water station will make our pollinator bed even more appealing and helpful!

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Collecting materials
Collecting materials
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Everything is washed off and I begin playing with arrangements
Everything is washed off and I begin playing with arrangements
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Completed insect watering station
Completed insect watering station
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Note: I love all of the different materials!

 
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Here is my submission for this BB. I used the pyrex lid from a dish that broke, and I put a mixture of tumbled quartz and stones from my garden. Here are the photos:

- 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
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Used a old cat water dish and some pine bark and rocks then some sticks on top.
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Note: Great upcycle! Lovely

 
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For this BB I used three clay pot saucers and stones. I decorated two with paint, but seeing as the building requirements usually frown on paint I left a third without any. I included paint to make them more vibrant and hopefully attract bees.

I started this two days ago and have yet to see any bugs in them but hoping they’re visiting while I’m away or that they’ll discover them soon.
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Supplies before painting
Supplies before painting
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During construction. The plain one filled with stones
During construction. The plain one filled with stones
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I placed the plain one next to a borage plant where I frequently see bees, after I filled it with water
I placed the plain one next to a borage plant where I frequently see bees, after I filled it with water
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One finished design. Turns out it’s all covered by rocks and you can’t see it anyway
One finished design. Turns out it’s all covered by rocks and you can’t see it anyway
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The other finished design
The other finished design
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Added stones so the bugs and bees don’t drown
Added stones so the bugs and bees don’t drown
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I placed this one among the cucumber after filling with water
I placed this one among the cucumber after filling with water
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And this one among the lemon squash also after filling with water
And this one among the lemon squash also after filling with water
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Note: Lovely, I like how all three are slightly different!

 
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Kind of late in the season for this, but hopefully it helps.
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