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. […]

ERG Grant Scheme Success

We were delighted to receive almost £800 from the ERG Grants Scheme for new bat detectors to help with bat monitoring in Northern Ireland in 2017 The Environmental Recorders’ Group (ERG) was established to provide a forum for people in Northern Ireland who are interested in environmental recording. The group meets twice yearly for discussions, […]

What to do if you find a bat

Any bat that is found on the ground, or in an exposed area, especially during the day, is likely to need help. How can I help? If the bat is on the ground, on an outside wall, or in an exposed area where it may be vulnerable, it should be contained in a box (see the instructions below). […]

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 23rd April at Cultra Manor. Thanks to our speakers Austin Hopkirk, Simon Pickett and Emma Boston for their fascinating talks on Leisler’s bats, BATLAS and Whiskered/Natterer’s in woodland. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to Pauline Campbell at CEDaR and Cultra Manor for hosting […]

Bat ambulance training

Bat ambulance training took place on Saturday 22nd April @ 1pm in Derry where our new volunteers learned about bat anatomy, dealing with the public and bat handling. Our next training session will take place on Saturday 6th May @ 1pm in Glengormley. To book a place email secretary@bats-ni.org.uk

BATLAS

Bat Conservation Ireland are looking to recruit new volunteers to help with their BATLAS programme Training events will take place at locations across Northern Ireland over the coming months For more information click here Or contact: batlas@batconservationireland.org

Annual General Meeting

The Northern Ireland Bat Group AGM will take place on Sunday 23 April, 2017 in Cultra Manor at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Co Down @ 2pm Guest speakers will cover: • Bat monitoring in Northern Ireland during 2017 • Bats and Trees, followed by guided walk around the grounds Other activities include: […]

Bats a Fact Schools Workshops

Thanks to funding from the DAERA Challenge Fund, we are able to bring our popular workshop into 22 primary schools across Northern Ireland.  We kicked off with a slide show all about bats around the world, why they are important, bats in Northern Ireland and what to do if you find a bat.  Pupils took […]

Challenge Fund Success

We are delighted to announce that we have received £6,698 from the NIEA Challenge Fund and DAERA for ‘The Northern Ireland Bat Project.’ We will create an education resouce for schools, purchase monitoring equipment and deliver batty education workshops in primary schools across Northern Ireland. Our education resource will be free to download from our […]

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all our members, volunteers, funders and partner organisations a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for all your support throughout 2016