Bat Boxes

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Bat Boxes

Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:10 pm

Has anyone got a bat box, and have you had any success? We really want to make a bat box as we have many bats flying around. I have heard it can be a bit hit and miss, but how wonderful if you get bats to nest! :)

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Post by Mattylad » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:30 pm

my mum in law had bats in her attic, but they have died off.

Apparently there is a virus going round killing them off.

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:42 pm

Mattylad wrote:my mum in law had bats in her attic, but they have died off.

Apparently there is a virus going round killing them off.

Awww, that is sad.

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Post by Mattylad » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:15 am

Yes, now she has lots of midges instead.

But she's still a bit batty..

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:02 am

Geometer, thank you for that link. I will show it to my husband this evening, it will give him some more ideas. :)

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Post by appledore » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:29 pm

I've never seen a bat, although I do have bats in the belfry. :lol: I hope you get some to nest and then you can take some photos.
Keep calm and carry on.

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Post by WILL*REMAIN*STRONG » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:39 pm

appledore wrote:I've never seen a bat, although I do have bats in the belfry. :lol: I hope you get some to nest and then you can take some photos.
It would be so great if we do get bats in a box, even better if we could get a picture of one flying in or out. :)

We'll have to get round to making one first, we have so many jobs to do this year, it might be some time.

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Post by EssentialParadox » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:34 pm

We had the council require we put a bat box inside our roof. We all thought we'd hear bats scrabbling around at night, but we haven't had a bat be seen or heard anywhere in the 5 years since! Maybe they are dying off?

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