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Bat box

Bats need new habitat, as many of their traditional roosts have been lost during recent years. New buildings often require the provision of bat boxes/roosts as modern construction and building methods don’t leave many holes to make into new homes!

In trees, species like the pipistrelle will use higher positioned boxes (around 5m high), although long-eared bats may use a box 1.5m above the ground. On buildings, placing the box high up in the eaves of your house will reduce the likelihood of the bats falling prey to cats or humans.

This bat box has a narrow entrance slot that prevents draughts and discourages predators. The strong, timber construction helps the bat house resist the elements.

The cost of the bat box is £20

October 5, 2012

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