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Can I get plans for a bat condo to build in NY?
A bat condo was really designed/intended for little brown bats, southeastern bats, and Mexican free tail bats. Unfortunately WNS has all but eliminated little brown bats from your area and Mexican free tails & southeasterns do not live in your area naturally. I cannot recommend a bat “condo” size structure for anywhere in the NE, unless there is a demonstrable colony of a significant size nearby. Bats today are better served by numerous, smaller structures. These have advantages over a single large structure, one being cost for sure, but there are other biological reasons. I offer 3 structures that are larger than a typical single bat house, but smaller than a bat “condo”. Depending on how many acres you have, you might consider a few installations to provide bats with a few options. The 3 structures are: https://batmanagement.com/products/super-duplex-bat-house https://batmanagement.com/products/modular-mini-bat-condo-2x2 and https://batmanagement.com/products/modular-mini-bat-condo-3x3 You would want to select the darker colors and the “northern roof” roof option for optimal solar heating. If you have the luxury of space, I would suggest one structure in full sun and another that is in full sun in the morning, then perhaps some shade in the afterno