"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

  • Members' Evening reminder - tomorrow! Thursday 26th February at 7pm for 7.30 pm start at Swanwick Lakes Study Centre (map and directions on the events page). All members and guests welcome. Free entry.Presentation by Graham Street of the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital. Graham is a most entertaining speaker and he has promised to bring bats of a good range of species for us to see. Graham and Donna have a wealth of experience about bat care and behaviour to share with us. They rescue about 100 bats each year! Their hospital is home to around 50 long-term residents, including rare species such as Bechstein’s and Grey Long-eared bats. See their website at http://iowbathospital.org.uk/See you there ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 1:38 PM by Mark Rose
  • Hibernation Counts - opportunity to get involved! Hi All,The annual hibernation counts led by Jim Park will be kicking off this weekend at Privett Tunnel. No need for previous experience, if you'd like to lend a hand please get in touch with Jim on jim.park2@ntlworld.com.Regards,HBG
    Posted Jan 5, 2015, 9:11 AM by Mark Rose
  • Get your 2015 calendars while stocks last! HBG are pleased to offer for sale our 2015 calendars, featuring photography by group members, for the bargain price of £5.00. All proceeds will go directly toward supporting our charitable aims.Calendars will be available at all Members' Meetings while stocks last. If you cant't make it to the next couple of meetings, please email HGB Treasurer Nic Pyle on treasurer(at)bats.hampshire.org.uk and we'll find an alternative arrangement.Thank you for your support,HBG
    Posted Nov 23, 2014, 2:07 PM by Hampshire Bat Group
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