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Our aims are:

● Record bat distribution
● Survey roost sites
● Give talks on bat conservation
● Organise batwalks
● Care for injured bats
● Arrange training for members working towards their roost visitors licence

Bats are one of the most misunderstood group of animals on the planet and are often treated with fear and superstition. We hope that during your visit to our website you will learn more about this fascinating group of animals.

 
 

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Upcoming events

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    overnight

    Overnight trapping to target female Nathusius’ pipistrelle. Any (up to 2) healthy female Nathusius’ …

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    TBC

    A trapping session as part of our barbastelle project or the National Nathusius' Project.

    Location t …

 
 
 

MAPPING NOTTINGHAMSHIRE’S BATS

We have been successful with an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a three year project to map Nottinghamshire’s bat species — find out more!

 
 
 

What are bats doing in… winter

To survive the cold winters when insect numbers are very low bats will seek out a cool and humid site to hibernate in. This may be a cave or tunnel or even a hole in a tree. They will wake up from time to time to drink and feed if the weather is mild so it's not unusual to see a bat flying on a milder winters evening.