The Mason Mud Fountain 🐝
Last year I was tinkering with an unpredictable solar powered garden water feature on sale from my local garden centre. I love repurposing things, it’s a recycling high!
Nobody wanted the water fountain as it didn’t work...but it did!
It just needed to be in very full sunlight. I attempted to turn it into an insect drinking area by lining it with moss. This worked for a little while, but moss started growing on my patio (yay 😊) so the wood bugs stayed under damp mossy plant pots enjoying that, the snails migrated to the snail feeding area and all the birds pinched my wet moss!
Two big bags of moss later, the birds were still pinching it.
So I learnt that nesting birds REALLY like wet moss.
I’ve repurposed the water fountain again and hope it works better than a leaky hose that we can only have on the mud pile sometimes when we’re at home monitoring it.
With my Masons flying at a certain temperature, I hope this lines up with the sunshine needed to activate the water feature.
So huge clayish muddy boulders and clumps have been added onto the moss lined areas. This means it’s active and available in the best weather conditions for the Red Masons when we’re at home or not 🤗
In theory this should work great and for me, this is a million times better than a chocolate fountain 🤗🐝💕 #mylittleworld #masonbees #redmasonbees #solitarybees #osmiabicornis #playingwithmud #masonmudfountain #bees #wildbees #mud #playinginthemud #🐝