DreamRoost - Finished Single Chamber Cedar Bat House
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Can I mount this on a tree?
Yes, but the tree may allow for predators to more easily climb, and it may not get enough direct sunlight, depending where you are in the country. You will want to use stainless steel hardware (you must obtain this locally) to attach the mounting bracket to the tree. Using other hardware my damage or even kill the tree over time, and while unlikely, bolting anything into the tree may not be healthy for it.
l live in State College, PA. I like to ride my motorcycle on short trips in summer. Do you 'entertain' visitors? If yes, what is your address? Thanks.
Hello Jim - we do not have an office open to the public but occassional participate in a public program; if so it would be listed here: https://batmanagement.com/pages/upcoming-events and you can subscribe for notifications.
I just hung a 2 chamber bat house 14 feet off the ground in my back yard in Boalsburg, PA. When can I expect some bats to find it and move in. I loved your videos. Thanks, Jim
Jim- anytime between May-October you might see activity. To visually check the bat house, shine a spotlight into the bottom around dusk when it will be easier to see up inside. If you see a bat you'll want to only check it like this bi-weekly or so. Alternately you can place a newer trail cam set to video mode and certain models will record bats checking out the bat house. Currently we use Spypoint Solar Dark model set 6' from the bottom of the bat house, up on a 10' stand so that it doesn't point "up" so much and collect dew. - JC