The Bat House Guide is a well written and practical guide to increasing habitat and attracting and supporting bats written by Merlin Tuttle & Danielle Cordani. Released 8th Nov 2022 by Greenleaf, it's 88 pages and is available in hardcover and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.
This is a concise and *useful* guide to creating supportive habitat for indigenous bat species in a wide variety of locales. There are tutorials for bat houses and colony houses which include lumber cut lists, isometric drawings and cutaways which will allow readers with some basic woodworking experience to recreate them for local species.
The photography throughout is truly amazing and top quality. There are macro shots with incredible detail of bats in flight and standing still, eating, rearing young, and going about their business. Even without the useful woodworking plans, the book would be valuable for the amazing photography alone. In addition, it contains a surprising amount of layman accessible natural science and biology (and even a bit of botany related to bats' vital role as pollinators).
Five stars. This would be a superlative choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, as well as for smallholders, community garden groups, and similar.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.