AGM 2019

We had a fantastic turn out at our AGM at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre on Saturday 6th April 2019. Our Chairperson, Karen Healy gave members an update on bat group activities over the past year.  Treasurer, Eleanor Ballard outlined the group’s spending and income in 2018 and Records Secretary Catherine Reilly gave her update on the […]

Introduction to Bat Care – Co Down

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a one day training session focusing on basic bat care at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre on Sat 4th May @ 11am-4pm ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ is open to current bat ambulance drivers (min 2 years experience), veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators and experienced bat workers interested in bat […]

AGM Speakers

Delighted to announce the second speaker at our AGM is none other than John Haddow – we can’t wait to hear all about the Scottish Leisler’s Bat Project! John has over 30 years experience in the monitoring and study of bats including the provision of training for the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) since 2000. He […]

Introduction to Bat Care

The Northern Ireland Bat Group will deliver a one day training session focusing on basic bat care at Creggan Country Park (Sat 27th April 11am-4pm) and Crawfordsburn (Date TBC) ‘Introduction to Bat Care’ is open to current bat ambulance drivers (min 2 years experience), veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, wildlife rehabilitators and experienced bat workers interested […]

Bat Camp 2019

BAT CAMP IS BACK! Due to the success of last year’s event we are delighted to announce we will be hosting our Bat Camp event at National Trust Crom Estate on Sat 8th June 2019 6pm-11pm! Bring along your own tent and set up from 6pm before our BBQ/Buffet at 8pm. Young members can make […]

Welcome to our Roost!

WELCOME TO OUR ROOST!   We would like to welcome our new placement student Rebecca Cairns from Queen’s University Belfast   Rebecca will be answering the bat helpline in Northern Ireland and giving advice to the public if they find an injured/grounded bat and any other bat related query. It will be her job to […]

AGM 2019

We are delighted to announce that our AGM will take place on Saturday 6pm April 2019 @1pm-4pm at Crawfordsburn Visitor Centre (32 Bridge Rd S, Helen’s Bay, Bangor BT19 1JT) Refreshments will be provided All members and supporters welcome Speakers and Agenda will follow To confirm your attendance, please email chair@bats-ni.org.uk with any dietary/access requirements

Gone Batty on Twitter

We now have a shiny new Twitter Account @GroupBat   Keep up to date with stories, events, rescues and all things batty in Northern Ireland  

The Bat Catchers

Thanks so much for all the lovely messages about tonight’s BBC True North documentary #thebatcatchers we are overwhelmed with the responses! We would like to say a massive thanks again to Sam Jones (the man behind it all) and everyone at Erica Starling Productions for all their hard work and for bringing bats into the […]

BBC True North – The Bat Catchers

Our bat care programme will feature on BBC 1 True North on Monday 21st January @ 10.40pm and Tuesday 22nd January on BBC 2 @10pm Bat-crazy volunteers Robin and Karen are on call 24/7 to save their favourite flying mammals. With a small team of volunteer ambulance drivers, they patrol the country rescuing bats from […]