Many people will enjoy sitting in their gardens as the summer sun goes down happily watching bats begin to fly around them. These small and captivating creatures often live near to us and use our gardens for food, water and shelter. Bats are increasingly in need of habitats as many of their roosting places have been lost over recent years. Putting up a bat box will help conserve these creatures.Read More
We sell a range of bat boxes made from natural timber and durable woodcrete (a blend of wood, clay and concrete). There are currently 18 different species of bats in our country; 17 of which are breeding here. Our bat boxes are designed for different species of bats.
Our bat boxes include:
- Natural Timber Bat Box
- Low Profile Bat Box
- Conservation Bat Box
- Schwegler 2F Bat Box
- Schwegler 2F Bat Box with Double Front Panel
- Schwegler 2FN Bat Box
- Harlech Woodstone Bat Box
- Large Multi Chamber Woodstone Bat Box
- Bat Box Triple Pack
These carefully-designed boxes offer habitats for different species and will encourage bats to take up residence.
Where should I put my bat box?
Bats are very choosy when selecting roosts, preferring warm spaces, away from draughts so they are protected from the weather. Ideally several boxes should be hung up together facing in different directions to allow for changing conditions. On a tree this could mean siting boxes around the trunk, whereas a single bat box on a building may only be used for part of the year.
The boxes should be as high as possible in sheltered and sunny locations, ideally at least 4 metres from the ground. Putting boxes near fixed locations, such as hedges or tree lines may help the bats to locate them. It may take time for your bats to find their new house but if you are patient, you will soon see them swooping in and out. Read our blog on enjoying your bats.
We can help, talk to us
We are passionate about ecology and saving our wildlife. If you would like to know more about bats and how you can play a part in bat conservation, give us a call on freephone: 0800 085 4865.