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

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.

Any questions? Please email somersetbatgroup@gmail.com

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


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Logo SerotineHelp us protect Bats in Somerset by joining us!

It costs just £5 per year, per household (unwaged and full time students are free) to become a member of SBG.

By becoming a member you will be:

  • Added to our group email list, so you will be first to hear about all our events (these usually book up quickly!).
  • Covered by our third party insurance and hence be able to attend group events like bat box checks, bat trapping, cave or roost visits.
  • Helping us, help Bats!

You can now become a member online.  Simply fill in the online membership form below, and send us your membership subs  (payment details below).  Details of how to pay your subs are also in the forms below:

Click here for Online SGB membership form – Gives you auto conformation of your application, & simplifies group admin.    

If you join in one year, then your membership will run until our AGM in late April the following year.

Paying your Subs

First please complete the SBG membership form above, then you can pay your subs by Bank Transfer (Preferred), Paypal or Cheque/Cash:

Bank Transfer BaCs – Preferred option

Please transfer £5 per household to our bank account:

  • ACCOUNT NAME : Somerset Bat Group
  • BANK: Lloyds Bank
  • SORT CODE: 30 98 97
  • ACCT NO: 85186668

You can also use these details at a Lloyds Branch, to pay a cheque or cash into our account directly.


Transfer your £5 subs to our Paypal account: somersetbatgroup@gmail.com
or click the Donate Button below to
Pay £5.27 via Paypal (Paypal charge SBG a small fee )
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Payment by Cheque or Cash

Please consider helping the admin of the Bat Group and  pay by BaCs or Paypal if you can.  Thank you!

If that is not possible then please send £5 cheque made payable to “Somerset Bat Group”, or £5 note to:

SBG Membership Secretary
The Cottage

Please ensure you include your name and (email) address in the envelope

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