Weclome to the South Yorkshire bat group

The South Yorkshire bat group was originally set up with the aim of furthering the study and conservation of bats in the South Yorkshire region.

To achieve this we set the following objectives:

  • Develop a database of bat records for the South Yorkshire region.
  • Increase the number of Natural England Volunteer Bat Workers.
  • Provide training for group members to increase the skills and knowledge of those interested in studying bats in South Yorkshire.
  • Support projects suggested by bat group members.
  • Assist Local Planning Authorities, Government Bodies, charities and other organisations wherever possible in matters relating to bats.
  • Provide talks, walks, and presentations to members of the public.
  • Meetings and events throughout the year for members in training, roost visits, hibernation checks, and participation in the national bat monitoring scheme

We also provide a bat rescue and rehabilitation service which is kindly run by bat group volunteers. More details of this can be found on the following website https://sites.google.com/site/southyorkshirebathelpline/




We have regular meetings throughout the year, several projects to get involved with, we offer formal and informal training, and we are always happy to welcome new members who are looking to increase their bat-knowledge, aid the study and conservation of bats, or simply want to go out and watch these fascinating creatures in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

All our events, surveys etc are planned through our Google discussion group. As a member you get full access to this and can find out when the next event or activity is taking place. We also post details on public events via our Facebook page (See below).
Membership of South Yorkshire Bat Group is £10. A reduced rate of £5 is available for members who are not currently working/students/OAP

If you would like to become a member of the South Yorkshire bat group please click on the members link on the left for instructions on joining the group.

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