Created February 2012
Update Nov 2016

writingbat.UK based readers may like to help lobby the government post referendum about Protected Species legislation in the UK. The Bat Conservation has been working on a letter with other Non Government Wildlife Organisations.. You can find more information here. You do not have to belong to a Bat Group to write, just amend the text accordingly. Please be polite!

Welcome to the Bedfordshire Bat Group
Please free to explore our site

 Recent Posts
Meetings, reviewing the year and making plans for next year
100 Nathusius in a weekend
It’s that Nathusius again

Training Ampthill Park Volunteers to lead bat walks
Grounded dying Barbastelle at Dunstable Central Library
A new species found for Priory Country Park
Bob posts his ID Key for British Bats
Its that Nathusius again

We find another whiskered site
A male and a female Nathusius are found in a Priory Park bat box


The Greater Stockgrove BatMap report is finished and available for download http://www.bedsbatgroup.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=12277
The results of the DNA test on the WAB confirms it as a whiskered.
We have found another site with whiskered bats

A WAB at Woburn Center Parcs
Taking part in the BNHS Bioblitz  at Woburn Abbey.
The new data  search process is working




Photo Danny Felllman

Photo Danny Fellman

You can e mail us at(2011)batsinbeds@fsmail.net  (remove the 2011 before sending)


If you need advice about a grounded bat,

please contact the Bat Conservation Trust’s 24 hour helpline on  0345  1300 228. They will contact us and we will try to help. All Bat carers are volunteers, so please do not expect an immediate response

Please note the change in number, the old 0845 number has been replaced with 0345. I will gradually track down alll the other pages that contain the old number and adjust hem, but for the moment both numbers work

In the meanwhile, you can get some information about grounded bats here

We are regularly  updating this website, if you come across problems, do please let us know  by e mailing us at (2011) batsinbeds@fsmail.net
Please delete the (2011) at the beginning of this e-mail address.