"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

  • Next meeting Our next indoor meeting will be on Thursday 23rd February, when Jack Merrifield and Jenny Abery will tell us about their research at the University of Southampton on the effects of light and noise pollution on bats.
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 8:29 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Happy New Year! A happy New Year to all our members and friends! The first Hampshire Bat Group event of 2017 will be one of our regular hibernation surveys.  These surveys are for members only and places are limited.  The hibernation surveys are organised by Jim Park.  Please email me for further information.  Nik Knight – recordshantsbats (at) gmail.com
    Posted Jan 13, 2017, 8:31 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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