Make a bat box

Help bats by building them a home

 

 

you will need:

 

  • some rough wood (pine is good)
  • nails

 

 

Then follow the instructions on the downloadable activity sheet below

Additional info

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comments

  • Deerilos
    • Date: 2012-07-14 09:28:33
    • Deerilos

    My brother has made loads of bat-boxes , not from this , but out of his own head . BATS ARE FABULOUS ANIMALS

  • Toadinus
    • Date: 2012-06-17 00:51:30
    • Toadinus

    My friend has bats in her garden.I don't.I'm going to really recommend this to her.Now. -BATS ARE COO-L

  • Batelor
    • Date: 2012-04-08 19:51:38
    • Batelor

    I'm batty about bats!!! Bats mean everything to me! I'm training to become a Natural England bat warden and bat carer! Everybody!!! Please note: Boxes are more likely to be used if they are located where bats are known to feed. Ideally, several boxes should be put up facing in different directions to provide a range of conditions. Boxes should be put as high as possible in sheltered sunny places. On buildings, boxes should be placed as close to the eaves as possible.Some bats use a tree line or hedgerow for navigation. Putting boxes near these features may help the bats find the box. Locate boxes: • Where bats are known to feed close to hedges and tree lines • At least 4 or 5m above the ground • Sheltered from strong winds and exposed to the sun for part of the day (usually south or south-west) Bats need time to find and explore new homes, and it may be several years before boxes have residents – be patient! Droppings on the landing area, urine stains around the lower parts of the box and chittering noises from inside on warm afternoons and evenings are signs of occupation. If you have any bat questions, feel free to ask me, I would be more than happy to help!

  • Butteronis
    • Date: 2012-03-27 17:53:11
    • Butteronis

    It's much better making a bat box than buying one as you will save money and you can recycle wood.

  • Dragonoma
    • Date: 2011-10-28 15:34:36
    • Dragonoma

    I love bats (:

  • Egretosis
    • Date: 2011-07-21 21:15:19
    • Egretosis

    cool i will do it . sounds good fun! plese mesige me seya !

  • Sandi
    • Date: 2011-04-08 18:11:51
    • Sandi

    it was really fun

  • Toadax
    • Date: 2011-01-14 21:47:18
    • Toadax

    looks cool 8-)

  • Dragonades
    • Date: 2010-08-10 13:08:51
    • Dragonades

    thats nice i like

  • Oysterasis
    • Date: 2010-07-14 18:15:44
    • Oysterasis

    I really want bats to enjoy my garden. Hope they come if I make this