The Eco Rocket Bat Box provides a solution when there is no suitable building or tree available on which to mount a bat box. Ideal for use in mitigation projects, it can be used to ensure that the bat box gets maximum solar gain by placing it in an unshaded spot or alternatively to position a bat box in a bat corridor such as along a hedgerow. Often used on building sites to provide an alternative roost close by during demolition.
The rocket box has a large continuous wooden roosting space which surrounds the pole on all 4 sides. This enables the bats to move within the box, adjusting their position through the day as they select their preferred micro-climate. The rocket box is available in two configurations, either with a crevice roosting chamber or as a cavity box. The crevice box features two concentric internal crevices 18mm wide, which run right around all 4 sides of the box. This is ideal for pipistrelle bats. The cavity box is designed for cavity roosting bats such as Brown Long-Eared bats and Noctules. It has a single internal cavity 45mm wide running right around the box. It has rough walls and roof for bats to hang from. In both cases bats can move from one side of the box to the other without leaving the box.
To securely install your Eco Rocket Bat Box usually requires around 1m of the pole to be buried below ground. Before erecting the pole however, we would advise you consult your builder or structural engineer as ground conditions vary from site to site. The Eco Rocket Bat Box comes with the option of a 4, 5 or 6 metre pole allowing you to select the length which best suits where it will be sited.
For ease of installation and shipping, the pole will be dispatched separately from the bat box.
Dimensions (Box) Overall height: 860mm, Overall width: 250mm, Overall Depth: 240mm
Crevice Internal Divided parallel internal crevices 18mm wide
Cavity Internal Internal chamber with no dividers 45mm wide
Weight Box: 8 kg; Pole: 7kg (4 metre), 28kg (5 metre) or 33kg (6 metre)
This product is made to order, with a lead time of 2-3 weeks. You are welcome to get in touch with us if you would like to request a quotation.'
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