"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Field meetings We are organising a series of field meetings and surveys over the summer.  The first of these will be a survey evening at the Bursledon Brickworks Museum on Wednesday 11 May, starting at 8 pm at the entrance off Coal Park Lane. This event is for experienced bat surveyors and beginners. Bat detectors will be available for loan. For further details, please write to me at recordshantsbats(at)gmail.com.  Vicki Russell is organising our contribution to the small Myotis research project and also a programme of surveys on the Southampton Greenways - write to her at projectshantsbats(at)gmail.com for details.
    Posted Apr 28, 2016, 11:03 PM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Thermal Imaging Presentation Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 28th April, 7 pm for 7.30 start.  This will be followed by a presentation by Ian Baker on his high definition thermal imaging of bats and his research into their thermal emissions. Those of you who have seen any of Ian's superb videos will know that we are in for a most revealing evening.
    Posted Apr 14, 2016, 2:11 PM by Hampshire Bat Group
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