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Build a Bat Box

Post by pawnee » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:56 am

Why should you build a bat Box?

-bats eat insects
-bat populations are falling across north america
-some species pollunate flowers and trees
-their cool to watch

I tried finding one to buy (I know...I`m lazy) and I couldn`t so I found instructions to build one. I thought I`d post it up on here in case anyone else wanted to try it out....tell me how it goes!

also make sure the wood is chemical free....as we don`t want the bats to breathe in any chemicals or whatnot.

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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by StormHowl » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:02 am

Thanks! I love bats, so I was really happy when I saw this topic on building a 'bat box'.
*follows link* Wow... it's not really simple. But mesa like a challenge!
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Post by Rikkuzilla » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:45 am

I built two bat boxes when I moved from Florida to TN. I highly recommend trying it out. You are providing a home for the bat, while keeping the insect population around your home at a minimum. Plus, they are cute little buggers! (^o^)
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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by WildFire » Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:46 am

I'm so going to ask meh parents if we can build a few!!! ^^

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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by Zelda101 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:57 pm

I plan to find one/build one and put some near my local Rec Center. Bats like to lurk around there, and once, a bat flew in and kept swooping down.
So I hope this might help :)
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Post by JaxMan » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:26 am

Hmm It's a good idea but unfortunaely I live in Oregon and I have never seen a bat in my life except for at the zoo but I could be wrong as I often am. :lol:
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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by Hiedidog » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:51 pm

Interesting. 8D
I'm going to ask to make one.
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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by paperpaws » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:53 am

Sounds very interesting. I will sure build a bat box if I ever move to a bat area.

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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by Rainbow wolf » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:08 pm

I really want to build a bat box ill go to the site and check it out ^^
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Post by Hunter_Wolf123 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:17 pm

lol we dont need one at our cabin they hide in the shuders! xD and there are like caves in the umm rock wall thing at the lake

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Post by Sintact » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:51 pm

Interesting, when I went more to the south of Chile (Osorno actually) we had a lot of bats inside the house (between the walls) and in the barned, we needed to make a lot of this boxes (though someones really big) for making the bats go away, still they are there and you can hear them in the afternoon and before they start going out in search of insects moving through the house.

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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by Blightwolf » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:34 pm

We do have bats in Finland, although I haven't seen a bat in a really long time (it must be several years now). A bat box sounds very interesting, bats are pretty cool animals. . . thanks for sharing this, pawnee!
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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by jellyblobsofdoom » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:29 pm

I built one when I lived in Montana.Now,I have 3 I've built.I love the cute little buggers!^_^
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Re: Build a Bat Box

Post by Flynnii » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:38 pm

I built a huuugee one way back when but when I was checking, there was a really tiny owl in there. <3
I have a few other smaller ones which have bats sometimes.
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Post by Mystic3170 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:06 pm

There are bats somewhat nearby, but they're all in a colony that my sleep-away camp watches over. They live in a barn. We got to see them flying out from the air vents (they are like 10-13 cm across!)
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