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The Somerset Bat Group is part of the Somerset Wildlife Trust and a partner group of the Bat Conservation Trust (the national organisation for bat conservation in the UK).

Somerset has 16 of the 17 species of the resident British Bats, since the recent discovery of 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, which are under great threat.

The bat group runs 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.

We cover the county of Somerset, the Avon Bat Group, cover the former county of Avon, including North Somerset and BANES.


Any questions? Please email somersetbatgroup@gmail.com

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