The Norwich Bat Group was formed in 2007 and works to help protect, conserve and raise the awareness of bats in Norwich and the surrounding area. Of the approximately 17 resident species of bat found in Britain, at least ten species have been recorded in and around Norwich.
Promoting awareness of bats to the general public includes leading guided bat activity walks, training volunteers for the National Bat Monitoring Program (NBMP) and participating in wildlife events. Norwich Bat Group is also involved in the National Nathusius’ Pipistrelle Project (NNPP).
Protecting and conserving bats also includes finding new roosts, gathering new records of bats and monitoring known bat roosts and feeding areas. If you would like to find out more about bats and help conserve them in and around Norwich, or simply wish to express your support for the group please become a member of the Norwich Bat Group.
The group is affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust, the national voice for bats in Britain. Whilst our focus in the past has been on Norwich, we hold events and operate across a much wider area, and we welcome anyone from across Norfolk with an interest in bats to join us.
If you would like us to run a bat walk for your group or organisation, give a talk – adults or children, provide bat activities for children or attend your wildlife event, please contact us so we can try to accommodate your request.