are a number of different styles of bat houses.
The style of bat house shown below has been very
successful, as you can see from the next few pictures. They
are located at theFort Steele Campgroundnear
Cranbrook, B.C. The number of Yuma bats(Myotis
(official count July/2009)
In July of 2009,
Mr. Harry McQuillen, Preserve Manager of the Cosumenes
River Preserve in Galt, California, stayed at the
campground and watched the bats. He was kind enough to send
these pictures that he took! Many people enjoy watching the
bats emerge each evening!
I put the next four bat houses up in June of 2005. The one
on the left (which is facing west) and the one on the right
(the larger house - facing east) were occupied in less than
two weeks. The larger house was occupied by four bats (I
haven't determined the species yet) and the other was
occupied by one bat (probably a male).
There are actually 4 bats in this house! The other three
are in the partition closest to the pole.