Essex Bat Group

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.  We currently comprises around 160 members.  We are 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.

Happy surveyorsVolunteers participating in bat surveys (image copyright: Ella Barnett)

Endoscope trainingProviding training in advanced survey techniques (image copyright: A Palmer)

Public eventsPromoting bat conservation at public events (image copyright: Ella Barnett)