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Using left over stuff I have sitting around to upcycle.

Plastic old chicken waterer and old window screen.

The screen allows them to crawl around with drowning.

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upcylcing old chicken waterer
upcylcing old chicken waterer
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wire mess for crawling
wire mess for crawling
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completed bee insect waterer
completed bee insect waterer
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Here are my insect watering stations.

First one intentional.  Second  one unintentional.
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Plant saucer
Plant saucer
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Small rocks
Small rocks
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Filling saucer with rocks
Filling saucer with rocks
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Completed waterer
Completed waterer
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Horsetail ferns in a wading pool
Horsetail ferns in a wading pool
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A local environmental group sent me some sunflower seeds to encourage pollinators.  I planted those and the bunnies ate them all so I built this "bunny proof" stone herb spiral/pollinator garden with a 30 gallon pond at the base.  I put in lots of driftwood and Lemon Bacopa so the pollinators would have perches.  The pond is stocked with a couple dozen minnows to control mosquito larvae. The spiral has flowering purslane, marigolds, Mexican Bush Sage, chamomile, and another flowering bush I forgot the name of.  

These are the stones I used to build the spiral and line the pond:
 





It's real rainy today but I still have a customer.

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I made a new Insect Waterer and cleaned an old one

New Insect Waterer

A large deep plate


Some pebbles and pieces of broken pots in it


Water in it. And that's it


The old one I cleaned


In fact this is an Insect Waterer too. My tiny pond, overgrown with mint (Mentha Aquatica)
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Animal Care - Make a Bee/Insect Watering Station

First are the materials for the watering station: black pot (for height), water dish, rocks harvested from the driveway (drive is crushed rock), glass pebbles, a few twigs leftover from another project.
The water tray is on the black pot nestled in the garden with the rocks and pebbles - still fiddling with getting the twigs stable.  I added the pebbles so the bugs still have landing spots when the water is getting low.
Finished bee/insect watering station with water.
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Materials
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Under Construction
Under Construction
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Finished
Finished
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