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Build a Bat House

Putting up a Bat House

The scarcity of suitable roosting sites threatens bats' survival. Putting up bat houses is a great way to help bat populations. To increase the chance of enticing bats to take up residence in your bat house(s), consider the following:

Two-chamber Rocket Box

Bat house

Materials List

Instructions

Pole Sleeve

Inner Shell

Outer Shell

Roof

Final Steps

To order this brochure or a Bat poster go to: http://www.wildaboutgardening.org/.

These plans were adapted from a design by John Wilcox generously provided by Bat Conservation International (BCI). Please report successes or failures with your bat house to BCI at (512) 327-9721, mkiser@batcon.org or bathouses@batcon.org.

CWF would like to thank Bat Conservation International for their help. For more information on bats or bat houses check out their very informative website at www.batcon.org.

Illustrations by Michel Poirier