This bat stone has been developed with experts to provide bats with a place they can hide and seek refuge. The stone includes crevices, chambers and holes so each bat can choose where they feel the safest and most comfortable.
The stone will also be used as a shelter by bats during mild winters and there are various bat species that can use this bat stone, depending on the species that occur locally and where the bat box is hung. We have even had reports of butterflies and moths using the stones for winter hibernation.
Our unique WoodStone® material offers good thermal insulation and therefore creates a more stable temperatures and rough surface to ensure bats can grip onto the block safely. In addition to creating optimal conditions, WoodStone® habitats also help protect inhabitants from predators.
The bat box can be placed on both a tree or a façade. Preferably choose a sunny spot but do not place the cabinet under or in artificial light and avoid placing where the rain can directly access the box.
Preferably hang several boxes together. When placing in bunkers, cellars, attics and stables, place the boxes as high as possible against the façade or posts, they should be hung at a minimum height of 3 metres (approx. 10ft).
WoodStone® for life…..
WoodStone® nest boxes are constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres (FSC certified). This mix of materials provides:
- Excellent insulating properties which give a more consistent internal temperature – vital for incubation and brood survival
- A durable exterior which makes the boxes resistant to all weather conditions and predators such as squirrels & larger birds
- The breathable material reduces condensation and prevents rotting
- WoodStone® boxes from Vivara Pro are guaranteed for 10 years