How can I provide a safe and sustainable home for bats?

Asked May 21, 2015, 11:07 AM EDT

I was changing an outside clock mounted on my manufactured stone wall. I found a bat clinging to the wall. He stayed put until I could replace the clock. I am excited to provide a safe and sustainable home for him and his friends. How should I do this? Is the bat box mounted on the wall the best choice or some box attached on the stone. That part of the house faces northeast. Do they need any heat during the winter? What maintenance would be needed?

Frederick County Maryland wildlife bats bat

1 Response