There are various bat species that can use this exterior bat box, this depends on the species that occur locally and where the bat box is hung.
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. W
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.
Hang the bat box with the supplied screws. In the back of the box there is a “keyhole” where the mounted screw can be hooked. The pre-drilled hole in the landing board allows you to secure the bat 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