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


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Upcoming Events - 2016

Summer 2016

Summer Events

We are carrying out bat walks, bat box checks, NBMP surveys and attending events.

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

BAT EVENING - 30th July

The Black to Green project have organised a bat evening (with the help from us) on Saturday 30th July 7pm-10pm.
Join us for a free interactive bat discovery evening at Donisthorpe Woodland Park.  Experts will be on hand to help you build a bat box for your home and to lead a walk where you can discover more about these secretive creatures.  Booking is essential.

Bat box making 7-9pm
Bat walk - 9pm - 10pm
Free BBQ 7pm onwards

Location: DM's entrance, Church St, Donisthorpe, DE12 7PX

Booking: Please email blacktogreen@nationalforest.org or call 01283 551211 to book on this free event.