Welcome to the Essex Bat Group website

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

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New 2017 events have been added to our events page

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This year’s AGM will be held on Friday 24th March at Boreham Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham CM3 3JD.

Door opens at 7.30pm.  AGM starts at 7.45pm.  The business part of the evening will be fairly brief, followed by a fascinating talk on ‘Gib-Bats: The Gibraltar Bat Project’ by our guest speaker James Shipman, describing recent surveys on the Rock, where Europe meets North Africa.

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What are bats up to in March?

As it warms up bats are increasingly active.  During cold spells, they will return to periods of torpor to conserve energy.   This can be a vulnerable time as bats need to replenish energy used up during a winter without food.   If you find a bat and are concerned about its welfare please refer to the Bat Rescue tab above.

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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. 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)