We Went on a Bat Hunt!

We went on a Bat Hunt at Creggan Country Park, Derry on Thursday 19th July! A fantastic turnout with over 50 people of all ages excited to meet some of our rescued bats.  After the talk we stepped outside the door of the activity centre just in time to see soprano pipistrelles emerging from above […]

Murlough National Nature Reserve Bioblitz

We had a great time and met some amazing people with a passion for nature at Chris Packham’s Bioblitz event on Sunday 15th July. Thanks to Murlough National Nature Reserve – National Trust and Centre for Environmental Data and Recording – CEDaR Chris Packham for inviting us to lead the bat event on Friday – […]

Introduction to Bat Care Training

Thanks so much to Bat Conservation Ireland for organising the ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ workshop on 21st April 2018 and to everyone who came along – it was a fantastic day and perfect location! We have now set up the closed group ‘All Ireland Bat Care Network’ for bat carers, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife […]

Bat Awareness Training at Ards and North Down Council

Our Chairperson, Karen Healy delivered free bat awareness training to planners, building control and grounds maintenance staff at Ards and North Down Council on Fri 9th March at Londonderry Park. Thanks to Biodiversity Officer Noeleen Farry for organising the session.    

All Ireland Bat Care Network

Our friends at Bat Conservation Ireland kindly invited us to attend their 9th Irish Bat Conference on 15th October 2017. Our Chairperson, Karen Healy delivered a workshop ‘Bat Care Northern Ireland’ to delegates. On Saturday 21st April, Karen delivered ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ workshop to 15 veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and wildlife rehabilitators in Athlone. […]

AGM 2018

Our AGM will take place at Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA on Sunday 6th May @ 2pm Tea/coffee and scones will be provided. To book a place please email secretary@bats-ni.org.uk

Bat Camp 2018

You are invited to our first ever Bat Camp at National Trust Crom Estate on Saturday 9th June @6pm-11.30pm Bring along your own tent and set up from 6pm before our BBQ at 8pm. Young members can make their own bat mask and take part in ‘Lolly the Leisler’ Treasure Hunt. We will then head […]

Bat Ambulance Training

Our free Bat Ambulance training workshop will take place on Saturday 31st March @ 2pm-4pm New volunteers will learn about the work of the Northern Ireland Bat Group, bat first aid, containment, promoting bats to the public and looking for signs of a roost. If you are in a position to get your vaccinations before […]

Want to help bats in 2018?

We are looking to recruit new volunteers to help with our bat rescue programme this year and as you can see from our map we really need volunteers in Fermanagh, Armagh, Mid Ulster and Newry areas. Free training will be provided starting in March 2018 for ambulance drivers. Volunteer mileage is covered thanks to the […]

Help us count bats

We have teamed up with our friends at Bat Conservation Trust to roll out roost counts across Northern Ireland in 2017. Do you know of a bat roost near you, or do you have bats roosting on your property? Help us monitor how different bat species are faring by taking part in the Roost Count. […]