"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

  • New Forest and Hampshire County Show   Our Hampshire Bat Group display team will be in action in the 'Heart of the Forest' area of the New Forest Show on 28th, 29th and 30th July. Nik will be giving a presentation at 3 pm in the Lecture Theatre area on Tuesday 28th. As always, extra volunteers would be welcome!
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 3:51 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • 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 Jul 20, 2015, 3:52 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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