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The 2FN Bat Box has two entrances - one at the front and one at the rear against the tree. Bats often creep into the rear entrance but leave by the front. It has a domed roof to allow the bats to form roosting clusters for warmth, and an increased internal height compared to the Schwegler 2F bat box. This design has proved highly successful with noctule and Bechstein's bats; up to 28 noctule bats with 9 young have been recorded in a 2FN. This bat box is also designed to be effective against small predators and excludes draughts and light. Due to the opening on the bottom, this bat box does not require cleaning.
The 2FN is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp, and will last for at least 20 - 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects. Woodcrete is breathable and maintains a stable temperature inside the box and the 2FN is painted black to absorb warmth. It also provides a good rough surface for bats to cling on to and climb.
The 2FN bat box should be sited in trees and is best positioned at a height of between 3 to 6 metres. Bat boxes should ideally be sited in open sunny positions. Please note that once bats have inhabited a roost site they may only be disturbed by licensed bat workers.
Schwegler bat and bird boxes are backed by conservation organisations, government agencies and forestry experts and have the highest occupation rates of all nest boxes. They are carefully designed to mimic natural nest and roost sites and to provide a stable environment.
Height 36cm x diameter 16cm. 4.3kg. Aluminium tree-friendly nail and galvanised steel hanger included.
Dimensions: height: 36cm, diameter: 16cm
Material: Schwegler Woodcrete
Colour: Black with grey front panel
Supplied with: Galvanised steel hanger and aluminium tree-friendly nail