About Us

Logo SerotineWe are part of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust (the national organisation for bat conservation).

Somerset now has 16 of the 17 species of British Bats, as we recently discovered a Leisler’s maternity roost in Taunton.   Some species are common in Somerset, while others are endangered. The Bat Group is actively engaged in varied activities to help preserve these fascinating creatures.

We run many events and surveys.  Several of our members run Bat Walks in the Summer. We give talks to local groups, install and check bat boxes, take part in many national bat monitoring and local surveys.  During the Winter we hold workshops and courses in Bat Care, Analysing Bat Sound, and Bat Identification.

Our website has a bat advice section, where you can find lots of information, including advice on dealing with a injured or grounded bat, or if you are concerned a development may harm bats.

If you are interested in joining us then please click here.


Any questions?
Please email somersetbatgroup@gmail.com

Our group is run by volunteers, and hence it may take us a few days to reply.