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The Schwegler Wall-Mounted Bat Shelter 2FE has two applications: it can either be fixed to outside walls to provide a summer hideaway for bats, or it can be installed inside buildings to provide winter hibernation quarters. For winter use, damp cellars, bunkers, bridges or caves protected from ice and frost are examples of ideal locations. During the summer months the common pipistrelle, whiskered bat and barbastelle are among the species which will roost in the Schwegler 2FE as a daytime hideaway. Daubenton's bat, Natterer's bat and the common long-eared bat will also use it, often sleeping huddled together in small groups. A partition inside the Schwegler 2FE also suits the habits of the greater mouse-eared bat. In the winter, all species that hibernate in caves will use the 2FE. The interior has shaped cavities in various sizes where the animals can roost giving optimum body contact, and offering a home to a very wide range of species. The outside surface has an attractive logo in the shape of a bat, making it easy for the amateur to recognise that this is a bat home. Each purchase includes two 2FE bat shelters.
Material: Schwegler wood-concrete, we recommend painting with airpermeable paint when installled on external walls.
Installation: Installing the Schwegler 2FE is very easy using just two screws to fix it to a wood, brick, stone or concrete wall. If the wall surface is uneven we recommend sealing the three edges of the Schwegler 2FE with silicone, foam insulating tape or a similar method. This will ensure it is free from draughts, which is preferred by bats.
Siting: For using the Schwegler 2FE as a summer home, mount it on a wall surface facing south or east. For winter use, install it in a location free from ice and frost such as damp cellars, bunkers, bridges or caves. You can also install it in an attic or other unheated room.
Cleaning and checking: The Schwegler 2FE is maintenance-free since bats' droppings simply fall out. A torch is all you need to check if it is occupied.
External dimensions: Height 30 cm, width 25 cm, depth 3 to 5 cm.
Weight: approx. 2.5 kgs each.