Built to last and easily fitting into any garden, woodland or house wall site, the National Trust Bat Box features a single chamber of FSC certified timber with rough sawn internal landing. Ladder style grooves allow the bat to climb into the chamber easily.
Putting up a bat box could really help our beleaguered bats which are facing severe decline through habitat loss.
The box can provide a roost for a variety of species such as Pippistrelle, Noctule, Leisler’s, Natterer’s, Daubentons and Brown Long-eared bats.
Site the box high between 2.5m and 5m high on a building or mature tree. The box should ideally be sited so that it receives only part sun during the day, facing north, south west or south east.
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.
Size: H39cm x W18cm x D10.5cm. Weight: 1.25kg, approx.
Bat Fact: A tiny pipistrelle can eat up to 3,000 insects in a night, perfect for pest control.