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Nesting boxes provide certain species of birds (and bats!) with just the right size of home. Entry holes are specific and keep the larger birds out, creating a safe place to nest. By recreating the ideal location to nest, you increase the chances of luring beneficial bird species to live nearby your growing area. Our nesting boxes are solidly built to the demanding designs of the National Audubon Society, and they will provide the perfect homes for your local birds.
The Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) is the most abundant bat species in North America, and very common in British Columbia. These little night fliers can eat as many as 1,000 mosquitoes each hour during the summer. Bat boxes encourage these bats to pair and mate at the end of summer, to hibernate over winter, and emerge with a new family in the spring. Plus small amounts of bat guano will accumulate beneath the boxes, which can then be added as a super-rich source of Nitrogen to soil mixes. This solid cedar bat box is built to Audubon's specifications and can accommodate up to 20 bats. 30x12x45cm.
Up to 60% of the winter diets of coastal Chickadee species is made up of overwintering aphid eggs. These little birds do a great, all natural cleanup job in the garden, meticulously removing caterpillars, grubs, and other tiny insect pests. A great way to combat aphids is to attract chickadees to nest and raise their young in your garden. This solid cedar birdhouse is fitted with a 1 1/8" entry hole, which is perfect for chickadees and wrens, but too small for unwanted bird species. Measures 20x14x25cm.
Give these small native raptors a good home and they'll help keep local rodent populations in check. This sturdy cedar box is built to Audubon specifications. Measures 35x25x50cm.
West Coast Seeds is located in Ladner, British Columbia, which is also home to legions of waterfowl. Among them are wood ducks, which have the unusual habit of nesting in trees. Make a home for these beautiful birds by suspending a wood duck nesting box high in tree near calm fresh or brackish water. The box is solid cedar, built to Audubon specifications. Measures 35x25x50cm.
Built at the ideal size to attract red-headed and pileated woodpeckers and northern flickers. Made of resiliant cedar, ready to mount. Measures 18 x 24 x 38cm.