Bat quarters - For every type of building there is a good solution
Neue Quartiere für Fledermäue
Wenn Sie ein Quartier für Fledermäuse bauen möchten, verwenden Sie bitte nur hochwertiges Material. Bitte beachten Sie, dass das Material frostfest sein muss und das Quartier im Winter frostfrei bleiben muss, damit die Tiere dort überwintern können.
Photo: Installation of a year-round quarter (photo: Schwegler)
If possible please offer quarters on different sides of the house
Because the animals need different quarters depending on the season and weather conditions , it is good for them to install quarters on several sides of the house. If quarters are on different sides of the house the animals are looking for the most comfortable tempered quarter depending on weather conditions.
Open unused roof spaces for bats
To open roof spaces for bats, a bat-entrance can be left open in the unused attic space. Also in attics sometimes the small part of the roof remains unused: This is sufficient to provide bats a quarter. (Photo: Exampel for a "Bat-door" to the roof space).The attic may not be accessible to martens, cats and even owls.
Please note, once you opened space for the bats, you cannot just close it later, because bats could be sealed.
When will the bats come to the quarters?
How can I watch the animals?
At dusk, or depending on the species of bats little later, the batse begin their hunting flights. You then have the opportunity to watch the animals. Very useful and interesting is the use of a bat detector. Watch ever, touch never! Please do not disturb the animals in their quarters. Besides the fact that bats are wild animals and must not be taken out of the nature, even not for a short time, bats are very defensive. Their bites are very painful!If you find an injured bat or a bat in need of help, please contact the local wildlife rescue or the fire fighters or the police and ask for professional help.
Homeless in the freezing cold! Bats don't find Winter-quarters
With the start of cold in northern Germany many bats are looking for a frost-free place for the winter. But unfortunately due to tree fellings and house renovations there is hardly any space for bats. In Winter many bats can be seen flying around in a desperate attempt to save there lives. Sometimes they fly right into buildings or freeze to death. Please help the bats to survive. – Take action for the conservation and creation of winter quarters. – Please, spread the word! Thank you for your help.