What to know what bats you see flying round you? The BCT have produced:
- An excellent leaflet on identifying bats in flight – What bat is that?
- A introductory “Amazing Bats” PowerPoint (usually used for presenting at talks), together with speakers notes.
Somersets most common, and rarest, bats
We are very lucky in Somerset to have found 16 of the 17 breeding species of UK bats. Click here to find out which are Somersets most common, and rarest, bats.
SOMERSET BIG BAT COUNT
Our new community mapping citizen science project, that will help local people to find and count the bats in their local area.
- Introduction to Big Bat Counts
The Somerset Big Bat Surveys
Ground breaking citizen science, with Big Bat Surveys running across the county from 2007 to 2017. Click here to learn more.
National Bat Monitoring Program in Somerset
Every year group members spend much of the summer surveying in Somerset to add to our national records of bats. Click here to find out how to get involved.
Interesting bat articles that we have commented on
Other links about Bats in Somerset
- Somerset County Council – Somerset Bat Species Action Plan
- Mendip District Council – Habitat Regulations Assessment – Includes Mells Bats SAC and Mendip Bats SAC
Mendip Bats SAC
- Natural England – European Site Conservation Objectives for North Somerset & Mendip Bats SAC (UK0030052)
- North Somerset and Mendip Bats Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Guidance on Development