Birds check-in to nursery bug hotel

Birds and Bees: KETTERING: Busy Bees Nursery, children made a 'bug hotel' in the garden , a nest for bugs but birds moved in instead and laid eggs, l-r Archie Hedges, 3, Bea Travers, 4, Jensen Steptoe, 3, Poppy Audley, 3, Matilda Haughey, 3, ''Friday 11th May 2012
Birds and Bees: KETTERING: Busy Bees Nursery, children made a 'bug hotel' in the garden , a nest for bugs but birds moved in instead and laid eggs, l-r Archie Hedges, 3, Bea Travers, 4, Jensen Steptoe, 3, Poppy Audley, 3, Matilda Haughey, 3, ''Friday 11th May 2012
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NURSERY children have been given a close-up glimpse of the natural world after a bugs nest became home to some unexpected visitors.

Youngsters at Busy Bees Nursery in Kettering created a bug hotel in their garden when a pair of birds moved in and laid eggs.

The children chose to make the bug hotel after a recent interest in bugs and found twigs and leaves for the insects.

When a blackbird arrived and laid four eggs the children took the opportunity to learn about the life-cycle.

The children were delighted by the new guests and are now following the blackbird family with great interest.

Member of staff, Lucy Edwards, said: “It’s an achievement that the birds have moved in and a great learning process, we are all very excited.”