Bat Houses Santa Fe NM

Local resource for bat houses in Santa Fe, NM. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to bat house installation, bat roosting space, bat nursery space, bat house poles, and bat chalets, as well as advice and content on bats, bat colonies, and big brown bats.

Payne's Nurseries North
(505) 988-8011
304 Camino Alire
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Conifers / Evergreens, Ferns, Florist, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Native Plant Nurseries, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Santa Fe Greenhouses Inc
(877) 811-2700
2904 Rufina St
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, …

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Earthstone International
(505) 473-3997
1197 Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM

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Native Earth Landscaping
(505) 316-2284
110 Calle Palomita
Santa Fe, NM

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Agua Fria Nursery, Inc.
(505) 983-4831
1409 Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Container Plants, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Virginia Trading Post
(505) 983-6165
82 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Plants Of The Southwest
(505) 983-1548
Rr 6 Box 11a
Santa Fe, NM
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Jackalope Nursery
(505) 471-8539
2820 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Payne's Nurseries South
(505) 988-9626
715 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Florist, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Orchids, Palms / Cycads, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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New Earth Orchids
(505) 983-1025
6003 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM
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Orchids for sale or lease; orchid supplies; free workshops

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Bat House | Build a bat house for your backyard

Build a bat house for your backyard

While many people consider bats pesky, dangerous and even frightening, the truth is that they do a great service for people seeking to protect gardens and crops. Flying insects that are active at night – moths, mosquitoes, beetles, etc. – can wreak havoc on crops, gorging on them after the sun goes down. Bats are these insects' primary predator, and one bat eats hundreds of these flying nuisances per hour. Just imagine what an entire colony of bats could do to protect your crops and gardens!

Enter the concept of the bat house, an effective weapon in insect protection .

Practical Considerations for Bat House Designs

You won't be able to attract bats to roost in your bat house unless you understand how they think and behave. These tips can help guide the design and placement of your bat house so that you can slant the odds in your favor:

  • Bats prefer warm environments; bat houses will retain their heat at night if they're exposed to at least 10 hours of direct sunlight during the day.
  • Don't include trees in your bat house building plans. Tree-mounted houses are hard for bats to find, and make it easy for predators to attack them if they do find it.
  • Make sure there's a source of fresh water within a quarter-mile of the bat house.
  • Keep the entrance to the house free of obstacles, such as tree branches. Bats like to swoop in unobstructed space.
  • Your bat house plans should not include lights; in fact, if you place the bat house near a source of light, it's virtually assured that it will remain empty.
  • Use untreated wood; it contains no harmful chemicals.
  • Keep the surfaces inside the house rough; this allows the bats to grip its floor or walls more easily.

How to Build a Bat House

Keeping those tips in mind, search the Internet for free bat house plans or visit your local building center to purchase bat house kits. Building a house from scratch using plans is a good idea if you have some carpentry experi...

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