Welcome to 2017! The Jersey Bat Group are currently planning a busy year of surveys, research, fundraising and public engagement events and we will advertise everything on our site in due course.
We hope you enjoy navigating our website which is updated on a regular basis.
We are a group of avid batters dedicated to the conservation of bats in Jersey. Our current overriding project is to determine which species we have in Jersey, as the last island wide survey was completed in 2003.
We conducted 8 research sessions in May and completed a week long course in July. You can find the results on the Members page for which you will need a password.
We have some exciting news about our Woodland project. On 13 May we captured a Myotis species in St Catherines woods and the DNA droppings have been confirmed as Myotis alcathoe. This is a new species for Jersey and certainly justifies our project. Please see page Myotis alcathoe - confirmed. If you have missed any of the media coverage you can find it here:
Recently we have had more exciting news. During the BatCru course in Jersey in July we captured a Daubenton's Bat which although is fairly common, it is the first confirmed record in Jersey. Read more about it here: Daubenton's Bat
Besides the Woodland project we are also running a Roost register project and we have surveyed many of the islands buildings for bats. Take a look at our page on Local Research to get an update.
Please take a look at our Whats Onpage to get information about walks, surveys, research. You will need to be a member to go on our walks and surveys but it only costs £5 per year and we have a supply of detectors to lend out to people to try. Please go to our Membership page. We also have a Corporate membership scheme please see our page Corporate membership.
We also hold public walks several times per year to inspire people to understand bats. Please click on our International Bat Weekend button for details of our next public walk. We will be holding walks on both 27th & 28th of August.
If you come across a dead or injured bat it is really important that you advise us or take it directly to the New Era Vets who are experienced with bat handling. Please go to Bat Welfare page.
On the weekend of 29 Oct we will be holding the 2nd Channel Islands Bat Conference. Keep an eye on our What's On page for details! Please see various reports of events in Latest News including surveys carried out in 2016.
You can also subscribe to receive information of events via our Facebook page
Please take a look at our page Bats in Jersey to discover more about our island bats. We also have a Photo Gallery to which we regularly add photos. If you are interested in the way in which bats navigate and hunt take a look at our page on Echolocation.
Bat group members have access to our Members page, which is password protected. All minutes of meetings are posted here and it is also the area to go to if you would like to contribute something to the website.
If you are a member and need the password, or if you have any other ideas that you would like to share with just the committee, please let us know at email@example.com
We are a non-profit NGO and always welcome donations to further our research on Jersey's bats.
We hope to welcome you back soon!