The Friends of The Trap Grounds

News / Bat Boxes

Posted on 21st July, 2009

A team from Oxford Conservation Volunteers have helped us to fix 11 bat boxes in the willow trees alongside the Trap Grounds stream, overlooking the reedbed and the pond. We are grateful to the Walton Manor branch of the Women’s Institute for kindly contributing the cost of the boxes, which were made by Mr Stan Smith (aged 87), whose shed was equipped with a lathe and other tools by St Dunstan’s, an organisation for blind ex-service people. We hope that the Pipistrelle and Noctule bats that hunt for insects over the Trap Grounds pond will soon discover the boxes and start roosting in them.