Upcoming Bat Group events

Current Status of bat events in Somerset

Please see this page for full details of the current event risk level, and our strategies to protect bats.

Thur 29th Sept – Bishops Palace, Wells

Walk around the Bishops Palace in Wells led by Dave Cottle. Sunset is 7:10PM

Experienced members are welcome to help – email Dave for details, and to offer to assist.

Sat 1st Oct – Taunton bat box checks

We’ve got 20 boxes in two parks within Taunton that need checking. We’ll start at Comeytrowe Park monitoring the boxes in this area before moving onto Longrun Meadow.

Group size will be limited on a first respond principle. Please contact Cath if you’d like to join in this monitoring.

Sun 9th Oct – Harridge Bat Box Checks

Ash die-back and last winter’s storms have had a huge impact on Harridge West and Edford woods. Hence many of the bat boxes have been moved under licence, and some need replacing. We will be checking bat boxes in their new locations and perhaps re-hanging some.

2023 events


We will hold our AGM 2023, in Othery Village Hall again, central Somerset

If you would prefer not to attend in person, we hope to stream the meeting via Zoom, and will add details nearer the time:

Agenda and officers pre-meeting reports will be posted here in the first week of April 2023.

If you have anything you would like to raise as AOB at the AGM, or would like to stand for the committee of SBG,  please email us before 1st April 2023:  somersetbatgroup@gmail.com

Fri 19th May 2023 – Big Bat Count

A private big bat count for a parish environment group. Backup date in case of weather is 20th May.

Help from bat group members would be very welcome. Sunset is 9:01 PM, so meet at 8:20 PM for 9:05 PM count start. Contact Jolyon for details.