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How to make a bat box

posted 11 Nov 2011, 21:51 by Toby Roscoe   [ updated 11 Dec 2011, 00:21 by Eco Hub ]
How to make a bat box and provide bat habitats in your back garden. Bat boxes are artificial roosts, usually made of wood or woodcrete (a mixture of wood chips and concrete). They are designed to provide bats with alternative resting places to replace natural ones in tree holes, and also to encourage bats into areas where there are few such natural sites. Bat boxes have a useful place in bat conservation, but it should be remembered that bats take to boxes less readily than birds.

The Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) is working towards a world where bats and people thrive in harmony, to ensure they are around for future generations to enjoy. Your support will make a big difference to what we are able to achieve. Download a fact sheet from the Bat Conservation Trust here.
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