Bats

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 01:40 pm
miss_s_b: (Politics: Goth Lib Dems)
They are building a new swimming pool at the bottom of our street. In general I think that this is a good thing, as Mat and Holly and I all like swimming, and I have missed the local pool since it closed. But there is a tiny issue... The local bat colony lives very near to the building site, and I worry that they might be disturbed or upset in some way by the building work, or by the pool once it's built. Hence, I am looking into bat conservation and things to see if there is anything I can do to help.

Apparently one of the easiest and cheapest things to do is build and site a bat box or several. And I need to clean the gutters at some point reasonably soon, so while I am doing that I might as well stick some bat boxes up under the eaves. I can get hold of wood easily enough and I have a masonry bit for my drill, so this should be an hour job, maybe two if I include the gutter cleaning.

Of course, if I had money, I wouldn't be making my own. I'd be buying some of these, the Rolls Royce of bat boxes. Unfortunately, they are £120 each... I wonder if I could persuade the council to put some up on the walls of the new pool once it's built?



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