This Father’s Day, we’re taking dads back to their childhood with a superhero bat box, DIY style! Give dad a heartfelt, handmade gift with this fun activity for the whole family. It’s time to get out those tools, that leftover paint, a couple of nails, and a little bravery if needed.
This project will require some basic carpentry skills. It’s a good idea to get dad involved in helping you build his gift.
Then, attach the bottom half of the front plate, leaving a 2 cm gap between the top and bottom halves for ventilation.
Wait at least 30 mins for caulk to dry.
These shelters need to be placed in a mostly sunny location. East-facing is usually best, where it will get morning light while being protected from afternoon sun. Position your bat house at least 5 metres off the ground to protect them against predators. A water source nearby would be super so that mommy bat doesn't have to leave her young for too long.