Bat Houses/Bird Houses/Feeders

Bat Houses/Bird Houses/Feeders

Misc. Bat & Bird Houses/Feeders in various styles and sizes.

Vendors: Songbird essentials, Perky pet, Woodlink, Droll Yankees, Birdscapes, Gardman

Contact the store nearest you for inventory pricing & availability.

Why Build a Bat House?

You might be surprised: bats don't always live in caves. Some bats spend winter months in caves, but most bats spend summers in trees, under bridges or in old buildings, where they give birth and rear young.

Your goal is to make a bat house that mimics the space between bark and a tree trunk. That would be the bats' ideal nursery. That's why the space inside a bat house is very narrow, unlike a bird house which would house a nest. Bats like tight spaces. They also need it nice and warm for the babies. That's why we paint the box a dark color in most climates and why we caulk the sides to keep the heat in. Also, you'll be using a saw to rough up inside the box. That makes it more like tree bark and easier for the bats to climb up.

You might wonder why you need to build a bat house. Why can't the bats just find a nice tree? That is the challenge for many bat species as forests are cleared. Ideally they would live in a natural home but we build bat houses to help those who can't find space in a forest.

A bat house is also is a great way to provide cover for wildlife, as well as a place for wildlife to raise young.

 

Bird houses provide a place for songbirds to rest out of the elements, as well as get away from larger predators.  They also provide a safe place for your backyard visitors to raise their young, providing you with future generations of songbirds.