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.”