Bat Bunker’s First Bat Colony



Well … the Bat Bunker has it’s first documented occupancy !  We have a  Bat colony as of August 2013 . After 2 years from the initial idea of the Bat bunker , we have Bats !  The fact that this is the first season we had the Bat Bunker Bat Houses installed is actually quite a success considering it can sometimes take years for Bats to find and occupy a Bat House.

I believe the reason we are so fortunate is because we have a really good product , the Bat Bunker is unique among other Bat Houses on the market , and of course location is important as well,  and this particular Bat Bunker is located on a lake front property where there are plenty of bats.

The picture to the left  is the installation that we are talking about and the one in the video below where you will see the Bats exiting for their nightly feeding expedition.

An exit count is a tradition among Bat House enthusiasts and researchers as it documents the colonies size and growth as the season goes on. At this particular installation we still have plenty of warm weather and time , and we are hoping this will turn into a maternity colony and we will get to see some young pups coming out the bottom soon !

As part of the Bat Conservation International Research project we are doing our small part in helping the Bats find suitable structures for raising their young . Bats have always been a sometimes misunderstood character in the web of life on our planet and Bat Houses help to get people involved and learning about this incredibly important species.

So stay tuned , I will post later in the season as this colony progresses and share the story as it unfolds !


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