"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

  • Meeting on 25th October The first indoor meeting of the new season will take place at Swanwick Lakes Study Centre on Thursday 25th October. Refreshments will be available from 7 pm and the presentations will start at about 7.30. William Trodd will tell us about his bat research project in the New Forest. Dave Byett will update us about 'Frazzle', the grey long-eared bat that he cared for and subsequently released and radio-tracked. Then Nik Knight will recount recent developments at the Privett Tunnel bat hibernation site. The main presentation will be given by Chris Doubell: "(Almost) Everything that you wanted to know about bats" This will lead to discussion about how we engage with young people.
    Posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:14 AM by N K
  • Bat Care Training A training day for new and existing bat carers will be held on Saturday 21st July at Fareham. Places on this course are limited, so please apply to our Hampshire bat care coordinator, Sophie Lancaster: batcarehantsbats(at)gmail.com
    Posted Jul 16, 2018, 11:58 AM by N K
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