"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

  • Members' Meeting on Thursday 27th October Don't forget that the first indoor meeting of our 2016/17 season will be on Thursday 27th October at Swanwick Lakes Study Centre from 7 pm. After the welcome drinks, there will be a programme of short presentations on topics ranging from research on pollination by bats in Mexico to what goes on after dark in our members' back gardens. There will be lots of news about what we have all been doing over the summer and our plans for the future. Looking forward to seeing you there. Nik Knight, Chairman
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 6:56 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Members' Meeting on Thursday 27th October We hope to hear all your news at our member’s meeting on Thursday 27th October at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre and in the next edition of our newsletter ‘Bat Droppings’. Please volunteer to give us brief presentations at that meeting – let me know what you could do. There are already some fascinating items in preparation. Other meetings to look forward to this season are the presentation on Wildlife Crime by the BCT’s Investigation Officer (24th Nov) and our Christmas social on 8th Dec. We very much welcome suggestions from our members about our activities. We will be holding a committee meeting on Thursday 13th October, so please let us know if there is something that you feel ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 2:36 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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