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).

By joining SBG you will be:

  • Added to our group email list, so you hear about all our events.
  • Covered by our third party insurance during group events like Bat Box checks or roost visits.
  • Helping us, help Bats!

You can now join us online.  Simply fill in the online membership form below, and send us your membership subs via bank transfer (BaCs, details below).  Details of how to do this are also on all the versions of the form:

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.


To pay your subs by Bank Transfer (BaCs).  Please transfer £5 per household to our account:

  • ACCOUNT NAME : Somerset Bat Group
  • BANK: Santander Bank
  • SORT CODE: 09 01 50
  • ACCT NO: 06635490

You can also use these details at a main Post Office, or Santander Branch, to pay a cheque (not cash) into our account directly.

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