Plus it offers a few design plans as well. This is a very interesting resource.
First my kids are easily frightened by bats moving around at night and placing the bat house in the back yard tends to keep the bats somewhat out of sight.
Bat house plans for kids. What you ll do to build a bat house. Besides the building directions and photos there s also a video that takes you through the whole process. Parents need to help out with the sawing.
If you are new to the idea of building a bat house then you will probably want to check this out. Cut out all the bat house boards. However careful planning of the bat house is essential.
The grooves help bats grip the plywood. They do not only eat the mosquitoes but it appears that a bat s presence also scares the mosquitoes away. A bat house is also is a great way to provide cover for wildlife as well as a place for wildlife to raise young two components of becoming a national wildlife federation certified wildlife habitat site.
Bats are friendly mammals that among others assist in keeping keeping down mosquito populations thus improving quality of life in gardens. Before you start construction on your bat house either draw up a plan using a cad software package that will help you to determine the specifications of the house or look online for a set of plans that fit the brief you are trying to achieve. Its shallow construction is designed specifically to attract bats which like cramped dark spaces for nesting.
The 12 step bat house. While some of the plans on the links below recommend using screen inside the houses for bats to cling screen has been shown to deteriorate and possibly even trap bats inside where they die. Build this bat house 9.
This bat house is easy to make in an afternoon. How to build a bat house first i printed a bat house construction plan from bat conservation. Use your pocketknife to scribe shallow grooves less than 1 16 deep across the inside of the back sheet of plywood about 1 4 to 1 2 apart.
The finished overall size of this piece is 18 wide x 26 high x 2 3 4 deep with the accessible inside space measures 16 1 2 wide x 22 high x 1 1 2 deep. I say this because it offers lots of information and things to consider when building a bat house. You might be surprised to know that the minimum size for a functional bat house is still larger than most birdhouses.
We therefore recommend grooving the wood a reverse ladder effect so the bats can cling to the inside of the house safely and comfortably. Kids can do lots of the work involved in making this bat house including measuring driving screws and painting. Kids can get involved in building a bat house and this free plan uses a build your own bat cave learning activity so kids can learn to build while learning all about bats at the same time.
Second having the bat house in the back yard as opposed to hanging on the side of my home tends to make it less likely that the bats will eventually try to find their way into my attic.