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The more we can do for bats in Britain, the more we can stem their current decline 🤓 According to the Bat Conservation Trust, our populations of bat species in the UK have declined considerably over the last century 😉 The main threat to them is not only loss of habitat but also the loss or exploitation of their food 👍 As Simon himself says, “Bats in the UK have really suffered enormously due to habitat loss both from the point of view of where they roost and also from the point of view of their food stuffs. They are all insectivorous species – they eat bugs – and therefore if bugs are on a low ebb, bats are suffering too.”
We often recommend the inclusion of bat and bird boxes in ecological mitigation plans for development projects when we’re asked. It can help to restore nest and roost sites lost due to development, or to improve the habitat for wildlife. National Nest Box Week, which takes place from 14-21 February 2017, is underway. This event encourages the creation of bird- and batbox boxes for conservation. Here is our simple ‘why, what, where and how’ guide to nest boxes: (last edited 27 days ago by Sabrena Barrow from Ajmer, India)
Based on an article by birdfood.co.ukStructures for summer roosting need to be located where they will not be disturbed by the wind, and remain unshaded during the majority of the day. The northern hemisphere’s summer maternity roof should face south, easterly to southwesterly. You should always offer bats a range of temperature options so they can select the right one for their individual needs. You can do this by providing a variety of bat boxes with different aspects. Two or three bat boxes are better than one. However, a single bat box may still be used depending on which bat species is in the area. Three boxes can be arranged around the trunk of larger trees – see below for details about putting up bat boxes. This page was last modified on September 3, 2018, by Shawneequa Hamm, Tokyo, Japan.
Based on my observations, and analysis of historical survey data, I have concluded that hollow nesters are very rare among the species of birds found in the habitat. Silver eyes, red-wattle birds, and thornbills are the most common species that nest along this reserve. They build intricate structures in trees forks and in dense under-storeys of shrubs and climbing plant. Eastern rosella’s are one of the few visiting hollow dependent species. Although they can be found feeding on sparsely occuring eucalyptus and the coast banksia, the had birds won’t nest here because of the limited breeding opportunities. They are five bird nest boxes, with dimensions suited to a rosella’s requirements, will be installed at the Cameron’s Bight reserve, where the open landscape character and larger trees are found. This page was last edited 23 days ago, by Kien Curellar (Santiago, Chile).
Based on the article barclayfirth.comOur native wildlife faces a great deal of pressure right now. With the increasing human population, wildlife’s natural habitat is rapidly disappearing to make room for new buildings. It also means that there is a significant increase in the population of places for our native animals to make their homes It is declining. Most new buildings make it impossible for wildlife to enter the building. It can be very difficult for wildlife in the area to find homes. However, by simply putting a small box inside a garden or house we can help provide habitats and support for our urban wildlife.