"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

  • 'Swarming in the Purbeck, more questions than answers' is the title of the presentation to be given by Nick Tomlinson at our meeting on Tuesday 23rd April. This will follow on from our Annual General Meeting. Refreshments will be served from 7 pm, with the meeting starting at 7.30. All as usual at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, off Sopwith Way, Swanwick SO31 7AY.
    Posted 14 Apr 2019, 08:41 by N K
  • Mexican bat pollination research The topic of the presentation by Connie Tremlett at our next meeting is "Bat pollination: demonstrating the ecological and economic importance of bats using the pollination of a valuable fruit crop in Mexico as a case study".  As usual this meeting on Thursday 28th March will commence at 7.30 pm at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, with refreshments available from 7 pm. After that, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 23rd April, when we will also have a talk from Nick Tomlinson on 'Swarming in the Purbeck, more questions than answers'.
    Posted 19 Mar 2019, 04:50 by N K
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