Welcome to the Essex Bat Group Website

YOU’LL NOTICE THIS NEW SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WE HOPE TO HAVE A FUNCTIONAL SITE SOON.

IF YOU HAVE A BAT IN NEED OF RESCUE PLEASE CLICK ON THE ‘BAT RESCUE’ TAB ABOVE.

 

We are an active voluntary group passionate about the conservation of bat species, their roosts and foraging habitat within Essex. Our activities include survey, research, rescue and care and providing advice and information.

A bat's life...March and Aril

Bats are now active on all but the coldest nights. When there are insects flying they will be actively foraging. If there’s a cold spell they will return to a torpid state until it’s warm enough to feed again.

This a period of mating and the beginning of pregnancy for many adult female bats (through the re-activation of sperm stored since autumnal mating or by way of spring mating). April is a time of transition when bats often change their more settled winter hibernation sites for temporary roosts and when females begin to return to often long-established maternity roosts in which they form colonies.

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Who We Are

TEST TEXT ONLY. Essex Bat Group currently comprises around 150 members.  We are a voluntary organisation and a partner group of Bat Conservation Trust, a national charity concerned with promoting bat conservation.   Over a third of members are active, regularly participating in surveys and events.  We are entirely funded by donations, membership fees and grants.

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