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Nature trail  #5

Bat box

These bat boxes are summer roosts & breeding sites for small bat species such as the pipistrelle.  The bats enter from the bottom.  Three boxes are placed on different sides of the tree so that the bats can choose the best environmental conditions. This picture is from when the boxes were new. If you look at them now you will see staining from bat excrement on the landing board at the bottom.  This shows that the boxes are used.

Bat Conservation Trust

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