* * 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

  • A Message from our Chairman Dear Hampshire Bat Group members,I hope you have all been able to enjoy the extended summer, with lots of great bat encounters.Our thoughts are turning to the indoor ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2014, 3:47 AM by Mark Rose
  • Bookings Now Open for the South East Bat Conference Just go to to book your place for the 29th November.Several HBG committee members will be attending, so please ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2014, 1:27 AM by Mark Rose
  • A Message from Lisa at BCT Dear all, My apologies that booking for the 2014 South East Bat Conference has yet to open. It will be opening (fingers crossed) on Tuesday 14th October. I will email ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2014, 12:26 AM by Mark Rose
  • 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
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