* * 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

  • 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 ...
    Posted by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Reminder: Members' Meeting a week today! Come along to the next Members' Meeting at Swanwick Lakes (see the events page for directions) next Thursday, 27th November. Please aim to arrive around 7pm for 7.30 start ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2014, 2:14 PM by Mark Rose
  • Call for 2015 Calendar Contributions The Hampshire Bat Group is planning to have our 2015 calendar ready by the last week in November. For that we urgently need your photos!Please send your photos of ...
    Posted Nov 1, 2014, 4:22 AM by Mark Rose
  • 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
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