Perry Moffitt

March 27, 2009

Not a batman mailbox

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Did you know one brown bat can eat 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour? Now this bat house doesn’t look so funny does it?


we are lucky enough to have a pre-existing bat population that we love to watch swoop during twilight hours. This house will hopefully attract more. It is supposed to house up to 80 bats (which is a whole lot of mosquito killing!) and took Paul a few spare hours to make. Did I mention how excited this makes me? We have to hang it 10 feet high, facing southwest, getting 6 hours of sun a day. This may prove to be the most challenging part, but I am determined to get it up this weekend.


  1. I stumbled on your site as my friend was looking up baby quilts she wanted me to make her. Pages late I found this! I was wondering how the bat box worked out for you?

    Comment by Becca — January 2, 2010 @ 11:04 pm | Reply

    • sadly, no one has moved in, hubby thinks maybe we have it too low. It is only 10 feet off the ground. Although secretly I think it smelled too strongly of varnish for habitation this year. 🙂

      Comment by perrymoffitt — January 3, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

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