This Stourhead bat box is part of the National Trust Range and features a tapered landing platform design. With a single chamber of FSC certified timber with rough sawn internal landing.
The open design reduces the need to clean and allows for easy inspection.
The bat box should be sited 3 – 5 metres high on a tree post or building. Facing north, south-east or south-west ideally
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.
- For more information on bats please click – BAT FACTS