A medium sized bat, (swipe right for vital statistics) who’s most distinctive feature is its long ears. This trait is shared with the similar, but larger and more rare, Grey Long-eared Bat, yet the Brown Long-eared Bat is discernable by its light brown dorsal fur (although juveniles can appear greyish)....Read More
The Noctule bat, along with the Serotine bat, is one of largest species found in the UK. Noctules can be identified by their sleek, rufous-brown dorsal colouration, lighter and duller ventral fur, and dark exposed skin. The species features broad, brown ears accompanied by a distinctive ‘mushroom-shaped’ tragus....Read More
By joining the group you'll learn more about local bat conservation be able to join events and be supporting bat conservation work.Read More
As well as local group events the Bat Conservation Trust runs national surveys you can take part in.Read More
The Bat Conservation trust coordinates the monitoring of bats right across the UK. The information collected helps to monitor and direct conservation of these protected species.
Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. You can help to monitor the UK's bats by taking part in our surveys and observing these fascinating mammals in your local area. By monitoring bats we can discover the factors that are important for their survival. Ultimately our monitoring programme give us, and government, the information needed to make bat conservation work. Anyone can take part, from beginners to experts. So find a survey to suit you, sign up today and enjoy being part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme volunteer team.Find out More