How to Attract Bats to protect your permaculture Garden during the night
When you want to have a permaculture garden and nurture it to its fullest, you need to take care of certain things. Some of those things are the insects that ensure your plants and that create a living hell for you. Since you don’t want to use chemicals on your plants as you are focused on natural crops, you will need natural predators that eat those insects.
Birds are just fine during the day so if you want them visiting often create your planting zone in an area where they can find shade in the trees and where they can fly in and out without any trouble. In short, provide them lots of space. However, if you want to take care of insects during the night, you will need a nocturnal hunger.
There are no better hunters during the evening when it comes to bugs than bats. Bats are curious creatures that are being in danger due to lots of habitat destruction when we expand. They usually hang around trees and barns but since we have moved from those types of homes where they can find shelter and started building huge skyscrapers they can be seen all over the place. If you want to attract some bats into your area, then you need to prepare a few things first. For all additional information about a permaculture garden check out the Regenerative Leadership Institute.
A freshwater area
Bats are small and cute creatures, but they require water like every other animal. To be a good nesting zone for bats, you have to have a dedicated fresh water source. Build a small pond or just have a stream of water always running around your plants and the bats will find your area a bit more hospitable than the city.
Plant trees and herbs
After you have done the first step and created an area where they can drink water, you will have to provide a housing area for them. The bats usually sleep in trees or under roofs so if you see them under a roof leave them be. But if there are no bats in the area that could be because they dont have anywhere to sleep. Plant trees for them so they can hang around. This will also be a good ground for lots of insects as they will start hunting them on the trees. Additional things you can do is to plant herbs that have a pleasant scent during the night. These little things will attract certain moths and bats love moths more than we love cake.
If you want to take care of your bats like royalty you can get them some beautiful birdhouses and hang them in your garden. The bird houses can be attached around your house to give them a warmer area, but if you don’t want them near your home, you can place them on the trees. The bats love housing in such areas as its safe from rain and other predators. Additionally, they can have their young in those houses which is something they tend to do when they find a good and hospitable area.