Welcome to the website of the 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


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Upcoming Events - 2017

Summer 2017

Our events programme pdf is available now!

See the calendar for events booked in so far.

Next event:

14th September – 19.30 - Martinshaw Woods
, meet at the end of Woodlands Drive, Groby.
Bat walk/survey to see what bats are coming to feed or roosting in this woodland. We have few records for this site so it will be interesting to see what we come across.
To book your place (so we know who to wait for and how much kit to bring) please e-mail batevents@outlook.com Booking is essential as places are limited.