‘Insect hotels’ double up as benches

The ‘insect hotel’ bench

A start-up company in Strasbourg has designed a public bench which doubles as a ‘hotel’ for insects.

Julien Hoffmann, founder of DEFI-Écologique, wants to help the environment by attracting insects back into towns. “Generally, people don’t find insects attractive but they are vital to bringing nature into urban areas,” he said. “ ...

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