BATLAS 2020 – Training courses

BATLAS 2020 is a Bat Conservation Ireland project mapping the distribution of bat species. It is funded by Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. We need you to survey your local area this summer! Join us for a free training session to learn how to survey for five bat species. There are two training course organised in Northern […]

Date for the 2016 Annual General Meeting Announced

The Northern Ireland Bat Group AGM will take place on Sunday 22 May, 2016 at Cultra Manor at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Co Down, starting at 2.30 pm and finishing before 5.00pm. This will include: A talk by Dr. Emma Boston on her research on swarming by Nathusius’ pipistrelle bats A talk […]

Islandmagee Bat Atlas

The Islandmagee Bat Atlas is an exciting new initiative to map the bats in Islandmagee.  We are looking at bat activity and presence of bat roosts across the east Antrim Peninsula. Would you like to be involved in the Islandmagee Bat Atlas Project? Over the Summer, we are recording bats across the peninsula. Finding out […]

Inspection Continues

The inspection team heads north Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and time donated by Bat group volunteers, the weekly inspection of bat boxes continues. Over the last two weeks, the volunteers have moved north to the Coleraine area. Lately, two riverside locations have been checked for bat residents and signs of previous […]

Bat Boxes Galore

With the nights drawing in and the heady nights of summer a mere distant memory, one would think that the work of the bat group was winding down for a few months.  However, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery fund, a bit of respite from the amazing world of bats is far from the […]

Thank You!

The work of the Northern Ireland Bat Group is reliant upon generosity.  The generosity of its members giving up their time to rush around the country picking up stranded and injured bats, attending events promoting the work of the Group and educating the general public, and thanks to the philanthropy of others, through very welcome […]