Suzanne had decided the best mounting would be on a pole, out in front of her residence. Bat Conservation International had some plans showing different ways to mount bat houses, so we used those as a guide. This area gets very cool at night, but can get quite warm during the day, so we mounted one house facing north and the other facing south. These houses have a hole in the back to provide some ventilation and allow the bats to move from one house to the other depending on temperature.
|Measure twice, cut once!|
|Mounting the first house.|
|Securing the second house.|
|Hardware for Nixalite strips.|
|Installing the strips. Don't get poked!|
|Finished bat house installation.|
Now all we need are some bats. BTW - We found two more bat houses gathering dust in another corner, so we may get to repeat this in another location. We'll see...