Category: Bats

Don’t Mount A Bat House There- And Two Places to Put It Instead

Are you interested in putting up a bat house but not exactly sure where to put it? Bat House International gives the following tips: Don’t mount it in a tree- the biggest problem with a tree is that it makes it easier for predators to climb…

To Avoid Starving, Bats Drop Their Heart Rates Dramatically

Bats in Panama vary their heart rates dramatically, and that isn’t usual. Researchers have found that a bat’s heart rate varies between 1000 beats per minute when they are flying all of the way down to 200 beats per minute when they are resting….

A Bioblitz in Texas

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting a Pollinator BioBlitz from September 23rd to October 8th. What is a BioBlitz? National Geographic says that a BioBlitz is, “an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area…

The Largest Occupied Bat Houses in the World

    It can be a challenge to get bats to use a bat house. Giant bat houses at the University of Florida house some 350,000 bats, one of the largest urban bat colonies in the world. Relocating bats to those houses took several…

A New Housing Development- for Bats

We were excited to read this article about a home builder in the UK partnering with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to create a conservation minded housing development with wildlife highways for hedgehogs and native shrub and wildflower plantings for pollinators and…

This Tree Company Is Doing Something Cool

  One of the challenges of bat house installation, is that they should be mounted a minimum of 12 feet off the ground with 15 to 20 feet being ideal. Given the large size of bat houses, it can certainly be challenging to safely…