Welcome to the Essex Bat Group website

If you have a bat in need of rescue please click on the Bat Rescue tab above and you will find contact details and advice.


Our Spring/Summer 2017 Events leaflet and other listings have been added to our events page


What are bats up to in September?

The summer’s maternity colonises are now dispersing as the mating season gets under way.  Bats are also now able to concentrate on feeding and building-up fat reserves for hibernation.  This year’s young bats are now largely independent of their Mothers and feeding themselves. Nevertheless, they still occasionally get in to trouble. Young bats occasionally become disorientated and it’s at this time of year when they are most likely to be found inside houses or grounded.

If you find a grounded bat or are concerned about a bat’s welfare, then please refer to the Bat Rescue tab above.


Who are Essex Bat Group?

We are an active voluntary group passionate about the conservation of bat species, their roosts and foraging habitat within Essex, UK.  Our activities include survey, research, rescue and care and providing advice and information.  More details are provided under the ‘About’ tab.

AP01Hatfield Forest – one of the best sites for bat diversity in Essex and a site where we are actively involved in surveys (image copyright: A Palmer)