This bat house is equipped with an extended backboard with a special wire mesh, allowing the bats to climb more easily'. '.strtoupper('t')here are 17 species of bats regularly occurring in the uk 9 in roi, with the number of species likely to be present in an area decreasing in the north and with height above sea level'. '.strtoupper('a')lthough bats are frequently seen in gardens, many species are in decline due in part to a loss of habitat'. '.strtoupper('y')ou can help bats by providing additional roosting spaces in the form of bat boxes, and by providing extra food by gardening in a way which favours bats'. '.strtoupper('f')or best results, site your bat box in a sturdy tree or building where bats have been seen or are known to feed.