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24/11/2011 at 15:28
I love bats, we sit in the conservatory at night to watch the bats swooping above us. I hope i can make a good one because I will be so chuffed with myself, and hopefully it may encourage more bats in my garden. Thankyou for the tips.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
do you really mean to use nails 19cms by 4 cms? Wouldn't it be easer to use smaller nails!
24/11/2011 at 15:28
It seems you measure 12.5cm from the top acute angle, not the bottom one, which wastes quite a lot of wood, but gives the right size opening and a smaller box...I've made 2 boxes, both ways
24/11/2011 at 15:28
You need 45 or 50mm long oval wire nails not as above; Step 3: the entrance hole needs to be 15-20mm. if you cut off 12.5cms the hole will be too big and you will then need to attach a piece of plywood to reduce the size, which is what I have had to do. If you cut less off the triangles, you will not have enough wood for the front.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
On www.batroost.com/ it is recommended to place batboxes due South. Other sites have similar recommendations. Are you aware of this and if so, is NE, NW and SE really better?

The argument for a due South planig is that youngh bats "need warmth". The USA site even recommends painting the South facing wood in black latex.
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