"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

  • Annual General Meeting Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 26th April at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre. Nominations for posts on the committee should be sent to the Membership Secretary as soon as possible. The meeting will include a presentation by Lisa Worledge, Head of Conservation Services at the Bat Conservation Trust, on the subject of 'Bats and Science: current projects and research at BCT'.
    Posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:13 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Meeting on Thursday 22nd March At our meeting on Thursday 22nd March at Swanwick Lakes, Dr Matt Clarke will tell us about greater horseshoe bat conservation and research in the Purbeck mines. His title is: "The Wild East: Sheriff Rhinolophus hibernating on the frontier". He tells us that "It's about my work for Natural England looking at a stone mine with SSSI status on Purbeck where Greater Horseshoe bats occur, monitoring their presence and looking at concerns over the condition of the mine and maintaining bat access at the edge of their range in the UK".  There will also be updates on current and future Hampshire Bat Group projects. Please remember to submit your contributions to our newsletter 'Bat Droppings'.
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 5:33 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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