The tower is built around a pole and has an underground home for hedgehogs. Hans says this lower space becomes a handy co-housing unit for toads, frogs and all manner of creeping creatures as well.
On top of this basement level, he made a pile of bricks and stone in which insects like bumblebees can make their nests. This is topped by rings of plywood with bundles of reeds in between to provide apartment space for other helpful insects.
The rings are covered with a table for winter feeding of birds, and the entire tower is topped by an attic where birds or bats can make their homes. The external walls of the avian apartments are covered with decorative rush matting. The crown on this elaborate, sculptural-looking tower is a bird bath, surrounded by drought-resistant sedum plants. Hans reports that, summer or winter, something interesting is always happening in and around his rustic critter tower.
For a view of Hans Carlier's gardens
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Step 1: Creature Tower Offers Space for Many Creatures
Gives this tower a sunny place. Not far from your home to watch the animals.
The more nectar and small fruits and nesting space in your garden the more animals will make their home in your garden.
Step 3: Bird or Bat Attic in a Mortar Barrel Covered With Reed
Make it in that way that you can clean the birdnests yearly.