"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

  • Christmas Social Meeting All our members and their friends are very welcome at our Christmas Social meeting at Swanwick Lakes on Thursday 8th December, starting at 7 pm. Please let us know if you are coming. We are intending to build on the bat crafts theme that we enjoyed so much last year. In addition to a wide range of fun activities, including bat box construction, we are planning to have a raffle, so please bring raffle prizes if you can. Entrance as usual will be free, but please bring contributions of food to share. Ideally let us know in advance what food you might be bringing so that we can balance up the contributions. When you are shopping online, please don't ...
    Posted Nov 28, 2016, 3:02 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Wildlife Crime presentation At our meeting on Thursday 24th November our guest will be Pete Charleston, the Investigations Officer of the Bat Conservation Trust, who will give us a presentation on Wildlife Crime, with particular emphasis on bats. Ensuring that the conservation legislation is enforced is a very important part of our national bat conservation effort and Pete has been directly involved in landmark court cases.  Don't forget that our Christmas Social meeting will be on Thursday 8th December. To help with our planning, please let us know if you will be attending and please contribute some finger food. We welcome your suggestions of the activities you would like to see happening and what you could contribute. 
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 3:23 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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