"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

  • Displays and bat walks Over the summer you will find us: 26th, 27th and 28th July - our display will be at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show; 5th August leading a bat walk at the Horndean Bioblitz at Hazleton Common, Horndean; 10th August leading a bat walk at the Staunton Country Park, Havant; 17th August leading a bat walk at Clare' Copse, Leigh Park, Havant; 24th August leading a bat walk at the Gilbert White Museum, Selborne; 25th August leading a bat walk at the Hayling Island; 3rd September - our display will be at the Chandlers Ford Wood fair; 10th September - our display will be at the Romsey Show at Broadlands, Romsey; 13th September leading a bat walk at theSwanwick Lakes Study Centre ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2016, 2:48 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • 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
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