….. but no Knobs, Stares or Mischief
5 star accommodation for our mammals and birds are being trialled at the Folly, as scaffold comes down – we have put up a few bat and swift boxes to encourage a different use of the building. (Swift boxes at the top and Bat boxes below)
Whilst there are so many walls at the Folly, we had to be selective due to them interfering visually on the amazing structure, so they are tucked away. We will keep an eye on if they are being used and possibly move them if not.
We know the area is frequented by a variety of bats some common but some unusual to the area so hopefully their new homes will be attractive. Our bat records show that we have lots on the estate such as Pipistrelle, Natterer’s, Brown long-eared, Serotine, Daubenton’s, Noctule, Barbastelle and possibly Leisler’s.
So to test your collectives:
Cloud = bats
Scream = swifts
Knob = water fowl
Stare = owls
Mischief = mice