This Schwegler 1FS bat box is very popular for accommodating large colonies in summer, as it provides plenty of space for a large number of individuals to congregate.
- Space for a large number of individuals
- Three corrugated boards provide additional crevice areas
- Special insulated clinging panel on the roof
Where overwintering, or hibernation is required, the Schwegler 1FW is recommended. Occupants: Large colonies. Commonly Noctules, Daubenton's Bats, and Brown Long-Eared Bats.
Why do we need to protect bats?
Bats play an important role within our environment. As well as performing some pollination, bats are a natural control of insect populations as these are their main food source. Bats are also a good indicator species of environmental health, with changes in populations reflecting local biodiversity.
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 (MM): ∅ 280 x 440
INTERIOR: The front panel consists of triple corrugated wooden boards. On the inside of the roof, there is a special clinging panel with insulated mesh, where Bats find optimum clinging and clutching/clawing sites. Removable front panel for inspection and cleaning.
WEIGHT (KG): 10
INCLUDES: Nest box, hanger with mounting blocks and aluminium nails.
SPECIES: This type of box is readily used for forming large colonies, especially by Common Noctule Bats, Daubenton’s Bats and Brown Long-Eared Bats. Nursery roosts with between 70 and 100 animals (including Noctule Bats) are common.
SITING: Attach to a tree using the mounting block and aluminium nails (included)
MAINTENANCE: Regular removal of the droppings is recommended in case of high occupancy figures. It is also useful for estimating the occupancy and acceptance of the box.
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