"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

  • Alcathoe presentation Daniel Whitby has confirmed the title of the presentation he will be giving us on Thursday 25th February at Swanwick Lakes: "Alcathoe bat, the trials and tribulations of researching this cryptic species".  He adds "This talk will present and update the research and findings that have been conducted on Alcathoe bats since their discovery in the UK in 2010. This highly cryptic species is poorly researched and research is trying to improve our understanding this species without which we cannot begin to understand and hence conserve this species, something that has been hampered by its cryptic nature and often miss information on the species. We will look at how we can use our currently findings to target and progress future ...
    Posted by Hampshire Bat Group
  • HIbernation Surveys - changed dates We have had to change the dates of the forthcoming hibernation surveys. Now they will be on:  Sunday 14th Feb at Northington Grange and on Sunday 21st Feb at Privett tunnel.  You must be a member of the Hampshire Bat Group to take part.   If you would like to be involved, please contact Jim Park via jim.park2(at)ntlworld.com
    Posted Feb 7, 2016, 10:02 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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