Universal Bat Box 1FFH
Native Bats are largely dependent on forests as a habitat. Female colonies
raise their young inside the hollows of old trees. The males inhabit narrow
crevices on their own, and in autumn lure the females to their mating
roosts. It is typical for all Bats to frequently move from one roost to another,
and this means they require a large number of suitable tree hollows and
crevices. However, in our forests ideal retreats are scarce.
» UNIVERSAL BAT BOX 1FFH summer roost | Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
Through continuous research, SCHWEGLER Nature Conservation Products
has expanded its extensive range of roosting aids. The result of this development is a Universal
Bat Box with numerous innovations and many tried
and tested features:
» the universal Bat Box has both hollows and crevices where the animals
» the high ceiling inside ensures a favourable microclimate
» crevices and hollows permit a wide range of species to roost
» a forestry-approved mounting
» maintenance-free, self-cleaning
» durable, safe and weather-resistant
» a quality product made in Germany
Summer roost: The universal box is an ideal retreat for all Bats inhabiting forests. The innovative interior design of both roosting areas provides
the Bats with an ideal climate from early summer to late autumn. The rear
compartment is perfectly designed for larger species and is sufficiently
large for female colonies and their young, as well as for groups of mating
Species inhabiting crevices, such as Nathusius's Pipistrelle and Natterer's
Bat, can use the small cavities of the forward compartment as a safe
daytime sleeping area. The narrow entrance hole provides sleeping Bats
with extra protection against predators and disturbances. The universal box
is also self-cleaning and maintenance-free. Both daytime sleeping areas
feature clinging surfaces made of untreated wood, and quality SCHWEGLER
wood-concrete. The grooved design makes it possible even for younger, less
adept animals to safely cling to the walls. The inside ceiling height is suited
to the needs of more than ten species of Bat inhabiting forests. Whenever
the weather changes the Bats can choose a sleeping area which offers
them the best possible ambient climate.
Materials: Weather-resistant, breathable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete.
Clinging surfaces made of untreated, durable wood. Stainless steel mounting bracket.
Where to install: Trees, masts, raised hides. 4 supports built into the semicircular rear surface ensure the universal box is stable, safe and secure in
Best installed at 3 to 5 metres above ground. Bats need numerous roosts
and retreats at all times. Even colonies move to different roosts after a few
days, sometimes even daily. It is possible to install groups of Bat Boxes of
any type, thereby increasing the likelihood of inhabitation and ensuring their
long-term use. Bats prefer the flight paths to their roosts to be unobstructed. This will reduce the time it takes for a box to be inhabited.
Cleaning and checking the box: Self-cleaning and maintenance-free.
Use a torch or mirror on the underside of the box to check whether the box
is inhabited. The universal box cannot be opened.
Interior of the box: 2 separate compartments with clinging surfaces, for
Bats inhabiting crevices and tree hollows. Dimensions: 20 cm wide, 74 cm
and 64 cm high, narrow entrance hole for protection against predators.
approx. H 87.5 cm x W 24.5 cm x D 19 cm.
Weight: approx. 16 kg.
Order No. 00 130/6
VV Common Noctule