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 Created January 2013. Updated May 2014

Photo Hedj Dollman

The Bedfordshire Bat Group is a friendly and very active bat group

In 2013 we put in 1600 volunteer hours

  • carried out  77 woodland surveys
  • carried out 39 regular surveys
  • ran 13  bat walks
  • took stalls to 3 events
  • talked to 17 groups
  • cared for 45   bats
  • held 2  training events
  • ran  5 meetings  for members

 

We’re always pleased to have new members of the bat group, whether you want to get actively involved or just follow our exploits from the comfort of the chair.

 

Photomontage by Lia Gilmour

Photomontage by Lia Gilmour

Please don’t think you have to be a world authority on bats to be a valuable member. If you come along to a few events you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can pick up the skills needed to be an invaluable asset, whether in the field or helping with stalls at public events or with organisation.

Photo Jude Hirstwood

Bat walk on a rainy night Photo Jude Hirstwood

Photo Laura Gravestock

One of our bat box projects Photo Laura Gravestock


Membership of the Bedfordshire Bat Group only costs £8-00 per year. Members receive 4 issues of the Bats in Beds newsletter and a copy of the Annual Report . It will also mean you can attend all bat group events.

Members are invited to join the closed  yahoo Bat Group newsgroup

Subscriptions go towards bat conservation and cover every one living at the same address. We have  over 100 members in some 80 households.

Subscriptions are due to renewal in October. Those who join after June 1st of a given year will automatically have their subscription carried into the next year.

 

The Bat Stall .Photo by Hedj Dollman

The Bat Stall  Photo by Hedj Dollman

If you would like to join us, send a cheque for £8-00 made out to “The Bedfordshire Bat Group”  to Bedfordshire Bat Group, c/o Tony Aldhous, 16 Judith Gardens, Potton, Sandy, SG19 2RJ ., or you can pay by BACS (see details below) as long as (1) you  e mail us  your details and tell us when you made the payment post the membership form to Tony and (2) (Very important), you make it clear that it is you paying the money into the account. We only get statements monthly so if you don’t do both things there will be a long time lag

Click here for a downloadable membership form membershipform

Tickilsh? Photo Bob Cornes

Tickilsh? Photo Bob Cornes

Click here if you are a current member and want to membership renewal Bedfordshire Bat Group Renewal Form Membership is due for renewal in October. You will receive no further issue after the January issue. If you would prefer to pay by BACS you can do so

BACS DETAILS
National Westminster Bank, Ampthill Branch,  Sort Code 60-01-16. Account No. 45043175. Please add your name to the BACSs payment. Please let Tony Aldhous know if you renew this way, let him have the date of the transfer and how much you have  paid us  at subscriptions@bedsbatgroup.org.uk, as some banks don’t say where the payment has come from and Tony is reduced to tearing his hair out..

 

Please let us have your personal details (name address e mail and phone number)and whether you would like your newsletter as a PDF or a paper copy.

If you need more information email us (delete the 2011 at the front of the address) or download our leaflet telling you more about what we doWhat we do GENERAL VERSION or for a more complete list click here   What the bat group does2014