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When is a bat house not a bat house?

Answer: When it’s a Kingfisher box. Okay, here’s the story. In 2008 a Kingfisher box was built for a client targeting only the Australian Kingfisher. As the image shows the dimensions are slightly larger than a shoebox. Installed on a … Continue reading

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Bat box overflowing with bats.

Having an interest in bats is like following a religion. You have to be patient. Bats might not come immediately. You have to have faith. They are there but mostly we can’t see them. You are constantly praying. Hoping they will … Continue reading

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Are there bats in Perth??

Yes, yes and yes. Bats are found almost everywhere, even in the metro area. It’s just that  they are small, come out at night and are difficult to see. I had an email from a lady living in a suburb called … Continue reading

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Bats stay cool

Well, here in Perth, Western Australia, the February/March weather has been really hot hot hot. In fact a record has been broken for the longest period of temperatures greater than 30deg Celsius for a few weeks. Not only humans are … Continue reading

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Bats arrive at McDougall Park

During the month of June in 2010 five bat boxes were installed in McDougall Park which is in South Perth, Western Australia. Well, great news, five months later a bat has found box number 4 mounted on a Lemon Scented … Continue reading

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Plastic Bat-tastic..

The micro bats have taken to the PVC homes in Shenton Park, Western Australia. Now there are three models installed throughout the bushland. The “Bat Canon”, FatBat tube and conventional timber single chamber type. The three timber types have just … Continue reading

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