One of the best ways to attract wētā to your garden is to give them somewhere they can make their home.
Tree wētā prefer holes in trees, but we can mimic those conditions in a wētā motel. There are so many ways you can do this.
Predator Free Wellington have a great idea for making a wētā motel from an old yoga mat.
DOC have come up with designs for both a 3-star and a 5-star motels.
Here’s a nice idea for one made from a round of willow (PDF, 127.20 kB).
Try a simple model using bamboo…
… or a more sophisticated model suitable for home handyfolk.