Bats – Bats are very beneficial as they eat midges, mosquitoes and other pest species in large numbers. Even our smallest bats, the Pipistrelles, (which can fit on the end of your thumb) can easily consume 3,000 insects in one night.
Birds – Bird nest boxes provide much needed nesting habitat for a variety of threatened species and for some species (e.g. Barn Owl) these boxes can also be used as winter roost sites and will increase the chances of nesting in spring.
Rodenticide Alternatives – Rodents are important prey to a range of predators including Barn Owls, Long-eared Owls, Hen Harriers, Buzzards, Kestrels, Stoats and Foxes. Ingestion of poisoned rodents can be fatal for these species as well as family pets.