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 - 2018

AGM - Wednesday 14th March 2018, at Glen Parva Parish Hall, 50 Dorothy Avenue LE2 9JD, at 7.30 p.m

We'll quickly go through our accounts, elect the committee etc followed by a talk about what the group has achieved so far and focus especially on our plans for 2018 and how you can get involved.  The group are purchasing a passive bat detector which members can borrow to see what bats are in their back gardens, as well as telling members about the walks and activities we have planned this year. If one of our bats waiting to be released has woken from hibernation, we'll bring it in for people to see.

Hannah will talk about her MSc project on the effects of moonlight on bat activity during surveys and Nathalie and Ben will talk about the new citizen science project we are embarking on and why it's important for us to fill in the gaps.  

We will also have a few drinks and nibbles to enjoy while we catch up.

We hope to see you there!