Found a grounded or injured bat?

Grounded bat Sometimes bats may ground themselves in bad weather or they may just be exhausted and land on the ground.  If you find a bat on the ground or on a wall, try to contain it by: Wear thick gloves and find a box with a secure lid such as a shoebox Using a […]

Get Involved

Want to learn more about bats in Northern Ireland? Why not join our amazing team of volunteers and help take action to protect bats. Volunteering with us could include any or all of the following: Become a bat ambulance driver and transport bats in need of help to the nearest bat carer Help count bats […]

Merry Christmas and Batty New Year

AGM 2022

It’s almost AGM time again so we would like to call on all of our current members to nominate themselves or someone else for the following voluntary roles: – Chairperson – Treasurer – Secretary – Records Secretary – Committee member If you have some free time (even an hour a week) & would like to […]

Saving bats one roost at a time

Our amazing volunteers Andrew Kelvin and Rachel Baine have been working behind the scenes the past few months to secure the future of a soprano pipistrelle maternity roost in Sheskburn House, Ballycastle. Andrew has been a bat carer and bat roost visitor with the Northern Ireland Bat Group for the past seven years and Rachel […]

Dr Ian Forsyth MBE

We were saddened to hear about the loss of Dr Ian Forsyth MBE, a founding member of the Northern Ireland Bat Group in 1985. Dr Ian (John) Forsyth MBE, known to many as ‘Ian’ was a husband to the late Dr Pamela Allen, a founder member and former committee member of the Northern Ireland Bat […]

Do you have a bat roost in your home or work place?

Do you have a bat roost in your house or business & need advice? We want to hear from you We can arrange a free roost visit Our volunteers can carry out a roost count, identify the species, answer all your questions and provide advice on what you can do next Remember bats & their […]

Another busy rescue year

Our amazing ambulance drivers and bat carers continue to dedicate their free time to helping bats in need. Busy busy busy volunteers with lots of roost visit requests, juvenile bats, grounded & dehydrated pipistrelles & Leisler’s & more cat attacks Again please keep your cat in to allow bats to emerge & re-enter their roost […]

Mike Boston

TRIBUTE TO MIKE BOSTON by Lesley McAskie Our member Lesley has written this lovely tribute to Mike. It is with great sadness that we said our goodbyes to Mike Boston as he passed away at home in Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica on Saturday 21st August 2021. Mike was at the Ulster Museum from […]

Become a member

We are always looking for new members to join our roost For £10 per year (individual) or £15 a year (family) you will receive: – Quarterly newsletter ‘The Leisler’ – Welcome pack & gift in the post – Free entry to members events including the annual Bat Camp – Free training   It’s easy to […]