Bats have lost many of the habitats they require as roosting areas 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 house wall site. Made from solid, high quality, durable FSC certified timber, it provides longevity and excellent insulation—the narrow entrance slot and substantial 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 an occupation.
Bats are a schedule 1 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act. 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: 320 x 158 x 160 mm
Materials: FSC timber
Colour: Natural wood
Special Features: Simple, sturdy proven design.