Interconnectable Bat Box
There are various bat species that can use this bat box, this depends on the species that occur locally and where the bat box is hung.
The box consists of 1 compartment with a gap of 2 centimetres, the width of the slot is 25 centimetres and the height is 45 centimetres
The attractive design is suitable for crevice roosting bats and has a rough interior to provide lots of grip. Bats need to increase their body temperature before flight so prefer warm roosting spots, which is why many of our bat boxes have a black exterior to absorb heat from the sun. Woodstone® isn’t just strong, it also has good thermal insulation, reducing temperature fluctuations inside the box and helping to make this an ideal roost site.
This box is ideal for installation directly under a roof edge, gutter or under a bridge or dam. The box can easily be connected to another by removing the connecting pieces on either side and then placing the cabinets tightly against each other. This can be repeated with multiple boxes as required, creating an ever larger area for the bats. The bats can then crawl from one box to the other. Fasteners are supplied.
The box can be situated in any wind direction, however the southern side is most preferred. Place the box as high as possible in the façade, it should be at least 2.5 meters high. Where possible, it should be placed on a façade where the sun shines on in the afternoon/evening. Keep the approach path to the entrance free, do not let trees or shrubs grow in front of the wall. Where bats are, one can find droppings, the entrance should therefore not be placed above a door, window or balcony. The location of the entrance may be brightly illuminated so do not place any lighting above the box. Multiple boxes per location is preferred.
The bat boxes must be cleaned once a year in winter, but first check whether the boxes are not occupied. With a special brush with a long handle, all cobwebs and other dirt (such as faeces) can be removed. The suitability of the nest box and the suspension must also be checked annually.
|Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||38 x 50 x 7|
|Inner Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||28 x 39 x 2.5|
|Wildlife (species)||Common pipistrelle, Nathusius's pipistrelle, Lesser noctule, Serotine bat, Brown Long Eared Bat , Whiskered bat, Pond bat, Daubenton's bat, Soprano pipistrelle, Parti-coloured bat, Common noctule|