Gallery 3 -  Artificial Roosting Places

        Gallery 1 - Some Bats living in Surrey
Gallery 2 - Traditional Roosting Places
        Gallery 4 - Surrey Bat Group at Work

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Note that ill-advised erection of bat boxes may actually do more harm than good by disturbing the ecology of existing bat populations, particularly in old deciduous woodland. Please consult your local bat group for advice when considering any such scheme.

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Two types of 'woodcrete' bat box, designed to attract different species. This material - a mixture of concrete and sawdust - is much longer lasting than wood
Photo: Surrey Bat Group



Left: a new, experimental bat box designed to mimic splits in trees
Right: a traditional wooden design
Photo: Surrey Bat Group


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Another traditional wooden design, demonstrating one of the problems with these - damage by squirrels and woodpeckers
Photo: Surrey Bat Group


  A large, well insulated 'woodcrete' hibernation box. 
Photo: Surrey Bat Group
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Roost1.jpg (43202 bytes) Artificial roosting crevices within purpose- built hibernacula can be made from a range of materials - here a simple piece of carpet is draped over a piece of wood
Photo: Surrey Bat Group

A purpose built Bat Barn, erected prior to redevelopment of old buildings housing many bats
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Another type of bat barn
Photo: Surrey Bat Group



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