Insect Hotel at Schlitz Audubon

This insect hotel was built using natural materials to provide shelter for beneficial insects. A project of UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, students created innovative and beautiful shelters to engage and educate the public on the global decline of insect species.

Insect populations have declined an estimated 45% in 30 years. Milwaukee County’s rate of decline is among the highest in the nation. Insects provide ecosystem services to humans, such as pollination, pest control, decomposition, and nutrient recycling. One of the biggest issues in Wisconsin is the loss of pollinators, including bees and butterflies.

Designed and fabricated by Heidi Brody