Northumberland Bat Group

Northumberland Bat Group

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Northumberland Bat Group has been around for a while, it started in 1986 as a gathering of enthusiastic volunteers who were licensed to handle bats and visit their roosts.  Now Northumberland Bat Group (NBG) is a bit more formalised (but only a bit!!!). NBG now includes non-licensed members. You do not need any experience in dealing with bats to join us, just enthusiasm and a desire to learn about and help bats. Being able to see in the dark, having no social life and not requiring sleep is also helpful!  

The members of the group undertake a range of activities which broadly further the following aims:

  • to promote bats and bat conservation in Northumberland through educational events and projects

  • to support and train volunteers in liaising with the public who come into contact with bats 

  • to offer advice to the public where this does not involve building development as part of the Natural England Bat Advice scheme

  • to undertake surveys and collect records of bat activity and roost locations with an aim of furthering the understanding of bat ecology in the county 

  • to rehabilitate injured bats and release them back to the wild