Welcome to website of Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group

The Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group is a voluntary organisation formed in 1984, dedicated to the conservation of bats in the two counties.  We are closely connected with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust.

The following list shows just a few of the things we do: 
  • Provide information about bats
  • Provide advice and assistance with bat issues
  • Survey roost sites
  • Record bat distribution
  • Give talks and organise bat walks
  • Provide basic training for members working towards their roost visitor's license
  • Care for 'grounded' or injured bats


For regular updates including photos and video, please check out the LRBG Facebook page - LRBG Facebook


See our twitter feed page or

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Upcoming Events - 2016

Summer 2016


All our planned events are now over until the hibernaculum checks take place.  We are carrying out the odd bat walk and talk so keep your eyes posted on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

For further information and how to book please see our programme on our bat group activities page.

Wild about gardens - Bats

Saturday 22nd October 10.30am - 4.00pm

At the University of Leicester, Botanic Garden, Glebe Road, Oadby, LE2 2LD

Please join the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with the University of Leicester, Botanic Garden, in celebrating bats as part of the Wildlife Trust's Wild about gardens week.

Find out how to help bats and make your garden bat and wildlife friendly.
There is fun for all the family.

There will be:
wildlife group stands
widllife gardening information
adult wildlife talks
children's batty crafts and games
children's quiz trail...

Free admission - donations welcome!

Children must be supervised throughout the event and only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.