* * 2014 - Thirty Years of the Hampshire Bat Group! * *

"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

  • Bank Holiday Batting Jan Freeborn is planning to do some catching over the bank holiday, potentially Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. This is likely to be in Bournemouth and/or Durlston in the ...
    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:51 PM by Mark Rose
  • Hampshire bat records break 11,000! Hampshire Bat Group are proud to announce that, as of this month, we've collected, verified and processed over 11,000 bat distribution records! This represents a dramatic rise over ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2014, 12:30 AM by Mark Rose
  • More Mist Netting and Harp Trapping this weekend! Jan Freeborn will be harp trapping and mist netting at a site east of Salisbury on Saturday night. If anyone is interested in coming along, please contact her on janfreeborn ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2014, 11:56 PM by Mark Rose
  • Mist Netting and Harp Trapping in Dorset Jan Freeborn will be out mist netting and harp trapping on a site near Shaftesbury on Friday 11 July 2014 and in Delph Woods on Saturday 12 July 2014 with ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2014, 1:51 AM by Mark Rose
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