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 will be used during the summer and in mild winters for roosting and shelter.
The box has been designed in conjunction with wildlife experts and has been created to mimic a hollow tree, the natural roosting site for bats. The external box housing is made from our unique and long-lasting WoodStone® material and includes four internal compartments for roosting seperated with wooden inserts. The box is made using sustainable materials and no chemical additives are using during production.
Our unique WoodStone® material offers good thermal insulation and therefore creates a more stable internal temperature and rough surface to ensure bats have enough grip to access the box. In addition to creating optimal conditions within the box, WoodStone® habitats also help protect inhabitants from predators.
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.
Mount the Miramare box using brackets, the two additional fixing eyes allow for a rope or strong wire to be passed around the trunk of a tree, recommended for more exposed sites. For best results,site the box in a sturdy tree or on a building where bats are known to be present. The box should be placed between 2 and 5 metres from the ground with a clear flight path for access.
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