This Woodstone bat box is designed so that you are able to provide accommodation that mimics a natural roost site in a hollow tree. The woodstone construction is composed of concrete and wood fibre mix which provides insulation and offers an environment that experiences limited temperature fluctuations.
- 4 internal roosting compartments
- 3 grooved wooden panels inside
- Painted black to absorb the heat of the sun
- Durable and maintenance-free
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.
Please note: this item is delivered on a pallet
MATERIAL: Woodstone and sustainable wood
DIMENSIONS (MM): 850 x 250
INNER DIMENSIONS: 710 x 185
WEIGHT (KG): 24
On buildings: Not suitable
On trees: Common pipistrelle, Nathusius's pipistrelle, Soprano pipistrelle, Daubenton's bat, Natterers bat, Whiskered bat, Brandt's bat, Common noctule Lesser noctule, Brown Long-Eared bat, and Pond bat
In damp basements or bunkers: Not suitable
In attics or stables: Common pipistrelle, Whiskered bat, Brown Long-Eared Bat, Daubenton's bat, and Natterers bat
SITING: 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.
For best results, site your bat box:
- In a sturdy tree or building where bats have been seen or are known to feed.
- In a sheltered area, ideally south or southwest facing to ensure a few hours of sun.
- Near a wet area, such as a pond or marshy environment which will attract the insects favoured by bats and also provides somewhere for them to drink.
The box should be placed between 2 and 5 metres from the ground with a clear flight path for access
NOTE: It can take a while for bats to take up residence in a new bat box. As a general rule if it hasn't been used after three years, try relocating.
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