"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

  • AGM Reminder Dear all, don’t forget it’s the AGM this Thursday, plus a great opportunity to see a demonstration of the Baton XD frequency division/time expansion detector from BatBox (Stagg Electronics) and hear about French bat research. We look forward to seeing you there.
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 11:03 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Bechstein & Barbastelle foraging preferences - Dissertation Project HBG has been sent information about this interesting dissertation project from Sam Williams at Southampton Solent.  In Sam’s words, “I’m going to be looking at the environmental factors that influence where the Bechstein and Barbastelle bats forage. The aim is to apply this study across Hampshire, and increase our knowledge and understanding of these curious creatures.” For further details, please go to the main announcements to access the link to a PDF poster and Sam’s contact details.  He would be happy to hear from you if you would like more in depth information.Project Poster
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 10:53 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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