"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

  • Summer activities Over the summer you will find us on:    26th June – our display will be at the Fair Oak Village Fete;    2nd July - bat care training course at Fareham:    7th July - leading a bat walk at the Horndean Bioblitz at Catherington;     9th July - our display will be at the Bishop’s Waltham Countryside Day;     12th July - leading a bat walk at Langstone;     18th July - leading a bat walk at Emsworth;     19th July - leading a bat walk at Selborne;     23rd July - our display will be at the Elvetham Heath Countryside Day;     25th to 27th July – our display will be at the New Forest Show;     14th August - leading a bat walk at Crookhorn;     15 ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2017, 9:28 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Summer Bat Surveys The survey season has started for the National Bat Monitoring Programme, which is run by the Bat Conservation Trust.  In June, we start by counting bats out of their roosts.  In July, we walk transects listening for pipistrelles, serotines and noctule bats.  August is the time for our waterways surveys, assessing the populations of Daubenton’s bats.  All these surveys will be taking place in various locations throughout Hampshire.  If new members of the Hampshire Bat Group would like to get involved, one option is to join the existing surveyors to find out what happens and gain valuable experience in bat detecting.  Once you have gained some experience, there are a number of vacant survey sites around the county.  For ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 12:03 PM by Hampshire Bat Group
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