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How I make them
With the greatest care and love each house or box are individual in nature. No box is the same.
Let’s look at the wood I use
Scientific Name: Pterocarpus Angolensis D.C
This beautiful timber is easy to work with and is durable and stable. It is resistant to borer and termites.
The timber resembles other species of the Pterocarpus genus but lacks the reddish colour, being brown with irregular reddish streaks.
Kiaat occurs mainly in the warm, frost – free savannah forest throughout Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Mozambique and our own South Africa
Scientific Name: Guibourtia Coleosper
The heartwood is a medium reddish -brown with a fine texture. It is of the same desity as Brazilian rosewood.
The african rose wood trees are fairly large, with clear boles 9 -18m long.
Chiefly from the Cameroon, Gabon and from Zaire
Scientific Name: Pinus Elliottii
The heartwood is orange to reddish – brown in colour and resinous. The growth rings are clearly marked by the contrast between the early wood and darker, more dense latewood.
The timber has a moderate resistance.
Pinus Elliotii is a large tree with grey to rusty brown bark that it shed in flat discs. It reaches a height of 25 – 30 metres and a width of 0.6 – 0.8 m.
How to install
Bat houses should be mounted in an area that gets 6 -8 hours of direct sunlight ( facing East or North)
And should be 12 to 20 feet above ground
How do you attract bats to a bat house?
Let your garden act as a magnet, fragrant flowers, herbs and night – blooming plants attract nocturnal insects. Try planting dahlia, French marigold, nicotiana, evening primrose, thyme you get the idea.
Are bat houses a good idea?
They provide an alternative space to keep bats from nesting in the eaves or attic of your house but still will attract these benficial mosquito – eaters to your home where you want them. ….A single bat can capture 500 – 1 000 mosquitoes in an hour, and I counted all of them.
How high does an owl house need to be?
Place owl nest box at least 15 – 20 feet high, but be sure the opening is shaded from the sun.
Do owl houses work?
Empty owl nest boxes are also good alternatives to natural shelter
Do Owls eat bats?
Owls have frequently been observed capturing bats while they are in flight. They are able to go undetected and when the bats fly by they are consumed without any warning. Main predators: owls, hawks, snakes.
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