The box has been designed in collaboration with a number of wildlife experts. It features two entrances with an integrated barrier, one at the front and one at the bottom. It will be used during summer and mild winter periods as a roosting spot, source of shelter, and a maternity box.
Bats need to raise their body temperature prior to flight and prefer warm roosting spots as a result. This bat box has a black exterior to absorb heat from the sun and raise the temperature of the interior.
Any range of species will us this box depending on location and local bat population, including the Common Noctule, Nathusius’s Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle, Brown Long Eared Bat, Common Dwarf Bat, Daubenton’s Bat, Pond Bat, and Lesser Noctule.
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Bats and their roosting sites are fully protected under both domestic and international legislation. This range of bat boxes has been created in partnership with a number of bat specialists to make sure every product is specifically suited to the needs of roosting bats or (in some products) hibernation or nursing spaces.
These bat boxes are perfect for use as part of an impact reduction strategy by developers, and also offer options for providing additional roosting habitats for bats in green spaces. The majority of these boxes are made using sustainable materials. In addition, no chemical additives are using during the production process.
The WoodStone used in many of these bat boxes has good thermal insulation properties, creating a more stable internal temperature. Its rough grained surface means bats will have the level of grip necessary to access the box, while its sturdy construction helps protect bats and other inhabitants from predators.