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Old 04-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #51
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I was told the best spot for it is a southeast location and 15' from the ground
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:43 PM   #52
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Target sunlight hitting the box is 6-8 hours. Temperature around 80-85 is ideal.

http://www.batmanagement.com/Batcent...s/whyfail.html

http://www.batcon.org/images/Install...e_Building.pdf
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Great! Thanks, guys.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:07 PM   #54
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Saw a lot of bats tonight.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:32 AM   #55
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Saw a lot of bats tonight.
Lucky you. Were they around your home? I think it's too early to see bats here.
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Saw my first of the year yesterday during the DAY. It was skimming just above the pond. Do you think it was out during the day because it probably just came out of hibernation? Woke up hungry???
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That's interesting havalotta. In your cooler climate I would think they might still be hibernating. I'm sure it was hungry
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:18 PM   #58
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We put up a bat house last summer. From one of the links above, I think it might be ok, if being 1/2 mile from the creek is not bad. Though we have the pool for the duck and two bird baths.

But we had not thought of wasps. Ugh. I opened up a BB box to make sure to male House Wren made a nest. It is still open. I fled pretty quickly when a wasp landed on the open door.

I've been wanting to go back to check if there's been any bat activity, but I am never eager to brave tick territory. I like my prairie to be, but not those ticks!
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