Created February 2012
Update April 20th 2016
noctule with wing tear (2)

this remarkable photo was taken early in April by Dave Parsons in broad daylight. The bat was flying erratically which is hardly surprising given the huge tear in its left wing

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

 Recent Posts:

A new season’s surveys begin
The flight cage restored to life
A new system for data searches

Sandy Warren Wind Turbine
Wildlife Crime Unit reprieved

A New harp trap and lure
Pipistrelles in Box at Rushmere
The bat care polytunnel takes a hit from the storms
A bijoux purpose built bat house
Wind turbine at Sandy Warren
The Center Parks Report is finished


Photo Danny Felllman

Photo Danny Fellman

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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
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