Bats are in need of habitat as many of their roosting areas have been lost over recent years. This bat box offers two chambers and a valuable high capacity roost for a variety of species.
It will fit into any garden, woodland, or a house wall site. Made from solid, high quality, durable FSC-certified timber it provides longevity and excellent insulation. The narrow entrance slot and strong timber help to discourage predators. A swing panel allows for cleaning, if required, by a licensed bat worker.
The bat box should be sited high up between 2.5m and 5m on a building or mature tree using the pre-drilled back plate hanger. The ideal aspect is so the box receives only part sun during the day – facing north, south west or south east. If it is on an existing feeding or flight route you are more likely to get occupation.
Bats are a Schedule 1 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act and it is illegal for any member of the public to disturb a roost, handle or kill any bat. Bat boxes therefore may only be inspected by a licensed bat worker. However, you can monitor your bat box without disturbance – look for mouse-sized droppings beneath the box as a clue to occupation or observe from a distance at dusk to see if bats are exiting the box to hunt.
|Dimensions||16 × 16 × 28 cm|
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