Tips For Building And Hanging A Bat House
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Quite possibly, no creature is more misunderstood than the bat.An important part of our ecosystem, bats do a number of useful things for humans.According to BCI (Bat Conservation International), there are more than 1,300 species of bats, and they all help us in different ways.
Insectivorous bats keep the bugs at bay and eat some of our most damaging agricultural pests.Bats that feed on nectar are crucial in spreading pollen for plant reproduction.And fruit eating bats disperse seeds of all kinds, helping regenerate dying forestlands.
Despite all this, bats are all too often still thought of as pests! With their natural habitats disappearing, it's critical that we help out the bat population.A great way to do this is to build a bat house! We've got some step by step instructions on constructing this simple project, and you can find the project plans here.
Once you've built your bat house, it's time to starting thinking about where to hang it.Here's what BCI has to say about the best bat house practices.STAY AWAY FROM TREES Placing a bat house on a tree may seem like a good idea, but it's actually one of the worst places for bats.