"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

  • Hibernation surveys The first of our 2016 hibernation surveys will take place at Privett Tunnel on Sunday 10th January. You must be a member of the Hampshire Bat Group to take part.If you would like to be involved, please contact Jim Park.
    Posted by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Christmas Social Meeting Our meeting at Swanwick Lakes on Thursday 3rd December will be our Christmas Social and will have a bat crafts theme. Please bring food contributions and be prepared to join in the fun activities!  Refreshments will be available from 7 pm with the activities starting at 7.30. Activities planned include construction of bat boxes, bat-themed Christmas decorations and bat decoration of cookies. Our 2016 Calendar and other Christmas present items will be on sale.
    Posted by Hampshire Bat Group
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