Bat boxes can be positioned on trees, buildings, and garden walls. If possible choose a site where bats are known to feed. Locate the box in a site that is sheltered from strong winds and heavy rain and that is not exposed to strong sunlight for long periods.
Place the box as high up as possible to avoid disturbance or predation by cats. Most bat species prefer boxes over 5m above the ground. If possible position the box near to a linear vegetation feature such as a line of trees or a hedgerow. This will help bats to navigate between their nest site and feeding grounds. If positioning a box in a tree, try to ensure that branches are cleared from around the box entrance so that the bats’ approach to the box is not impeded.