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Old Posted: 14-08-2008 , 09:36 PM #31
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Thanks Kilk. Only joking...you are the winner! I O U a bottle of wine!
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Old Posted: 14-08-2008 , 09:40 PM #32
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I hope your bats wont be looking for relocation expenses, or disturbance money Unapam!
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Old Posted: 14-08-2008 , 11:46 PM #33
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very cool! Where did you find the instructions? I want to make bat boxes and bumble bee boxes for my garden. (and would like to encourage the swallows to nest in a different shed....so they poop on things I don't care about....)

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Old Posted: 15-08-2008 , 12:52 PM #34
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thanks unapam, ill bring two glasses!
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Old Posted: 15-08-2008 , 12:59 PM #35
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(and would like to encourage the swallows to nest in a different shed....so they poop on things I don't care about....)

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i found the only way to get them to move was to keep knocking down their efforts at nest building, don't disturb a built nest tho cos it may contain eggs.

i used to have an open water tank in my shed and guess where they decided to build! mind you i discovered that swallows especially young ones can't swim!!
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Old Posted: 15-08-2008 , 09:50 PM #36
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i bet you turn it back into a tree.
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Old Posted: 15-08-2008 , 09:53 PM #37
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I got the design from the Internet. Lots of them out there...some very simple and some..not.
This box needs little adjusting to make it into a bat house. I heard them talking on Mooney radio show today about bats in the attic and all agreed they are no harm. They will be leaving for their hibernation soon. I will be putting up the bat house for them to come back to next summer.

My only problem with them was that a few managed to get into the house through cracks and openings in unplastered ceilings and some were attacked by my yorkshire terriers and killed. Two got into the house and could not get out or back to attic and died while I was not here. Some others I managed to return to the wild (located just outside the front door) But it was not a task I relish doing again. *they squeal like pigs when you nudge them into a bucket. Then you have to run like an Olympian to get outside. Aaaggghhh!
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Old Posted: 16-08-2008 , 06:44 PM #38
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id say a bird table to feed the wild birds in the garden?
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Old Posted: 16-08-2008 , 06:50 PM #39
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a lined water trough [ easy to fill these days LOL
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Old Posted: 17-08-2008 , 11:54 AM #40
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An expo in Spain features a wall display made of 20,000 RedGreenBlue LED lights inside 30,000 wine bottles.

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/5/8/4

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Old Posted: 31-08-2008 , 07:45 PM #41
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It is finished now. A Bat house to accommodate the bats that keep roosting in my attic! I'll post a pic of it soon.
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Old Posted: 02-09-2008 , 09:37 AM #42
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[quote=unapam]What an inventive bunch you all are! Those are great ideas. I'll just have to buy more boxes of wine to make all of them! I really love the idea of flowers growing in it and hanging it from a tree. That would be lovely.

Hi if you go to the back of off licence shops there does be tons of these boxes and im sure if you went in and asked they'd give you some.
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Old Posted: 03-09-2008 , 11:02 PM #43
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Do you have a photo of the finished bat box? My local wine shop said they will have lots around christmas!
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Old Posted: 04-09-2008 , 05:16 PM #44
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Hi, I can't find the photo I took of it finished but I will take another one next week and post it. It turned out well and was easy to do.
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