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.
The latest distribution maps for all Essex species are now available in the Bats of Essex section.
What are bats up to in July?
As in June, July is the time when bats are either still giving birth or suckling their young. It’s also the month when many young bats begin to fly. They will start to fly at around three weeks old, although their mother’s will still be feeding them milk. Bat colonies remain extremely sensitive to disturbance at this time. 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.