Would you like to get more involved in Bat Conservation? Now’s your chance to join the JBG committee and help the group by coordinating fundraising and public engagement events. Our fundraising officer, Robert, has stood down from his role due to other commitments. Our thanks go to him for all his hard work over the past few years. We are now looking for someone to fill this varied role! Would you like to volunteer? Fundraising encompasses arranging attendance at certain key public events, maintaining collection boxes at various venues, coming up with novel ideas for raising bat awareness and funds for the group (in theRead More →

Hibernation season is nearly over. It’s time to emerge and find out how you can get involved in bat conservation🦇 Come along to the AGM to hear about the activities and discoveries of 2019 and join the discussions for 2020. The AGM date has been set for 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 4th March 2020 at the Members Room, Societe Jersaise, Pier Road, St Helier . The agenda is as follows: There will be a review of the activities of the group in 2019 and information on the plans for 2020. The 2019 accounts will be presented for approval.. After the AGM, there will be aRead More →

The Jersey Bat Group is encouraging all people in Jersey to get involved with the Bat Conservation Trust Sunset/Sunrise Survey We are looking for bat roosts (bats emerging from buildings, trees etc), bat activity in the Island and generally ‘all things batty!’ The Bat Conservation Trust have useful guidance and recording software specifically for this task that we would encourage you to use. If you have any question or would rather submit your bat sightings in another format then please email us Keen to get involved in BCT bat monitoring? This survey is ideal for you if you don’t have previous bat surveying experience. ItRead More →

Bats for Building Professionals & Designing for Biodiversity Thursday 6th June: 12:00 onwards Friday 7th June: 08:30 until 13:00 Venue: Societe Jersiaise Member’s Room This multi-part course starts with Bats for Building Professionals on Thursday afternoon; which provides an introduction to bat ecology, how they use buildings, the law protecting them and looking at potential impacts. This is followed by a practical activity examining some buildings for potential roost features and a bat walk. On Friday morning, the courses continues with an examination of best practice through case studies before concluding with Designing for Biodiversity which explores some of the potential solutions that can be usedRead More →

Jersey Bat Group AGM  The AGM date has been set for 7.30 pm at the Members Room, Societe Jersaise, Pier Road, St Helier on 6th March.  The agenda is as follows: There will be a review of the activities of the group in 2018 and information on the plans for 2019. The accounts will be presented for approval..  If anyone would like to join the committee as Communications Officer to help with publicity and media coverage to create a positive general public awareness of the JBG and its activities then please email us and we can send some more details of what would be involved.   After the AGM, Ed Bell willRead More →

Wild about Jersey and Seedy Sunday Saturday 16th February – Bats for Beginners and Introduction to the Jersey Bat Survey (JBatS) 12.15pm to 12.45 @ Le Rocquier School with Henry Glynn Register on Eventbrite to reserve your training space Learn about ‘what is a bat, bat myths, evolution and diversity, why are they so special, flight, echolocation and community, where do they live, what do they eat and how do they reproduce and bat ecology and adaptation?’ Sunday 17th February – Join us for Seedy Sunday We will have a stall where you can join us to learn about bats, find out about what the JerseyRead More →

Jersey Bat Group – JICAS MSc Bursary The Jersey Bat Group is delighted to offer a £2,500 bursary towards a place on the MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation which is being delivered by the Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies and is accredited by the University of Exeter. Details about the course including how to apply can be found here: MSc in Island Biodiversity and Conservation  The bursary will be for a student to complete the following dissertation project:   Bats in Jersey’s urban environment (Jersey Bat Group) – £2,500 bursary Jersey is home to up to 18 species of bats comprising a mixRead More →

The bookings have now closed for our 2018 pub quiz Where: Post Horn Pub When: 6th November, 19:00 for a 19:30 start For those that have booked – we look forward to seeing you on the night. We have some wonderful raffle prizes including: Magenta 4 Bat detector Champagne Wine Chocolates Ransoms gift voucher (£10) Holmefield gift voucher (£15) – kindly donated by the business A fantastic mirror by ‘Painted Beautiful’ – kindly donated by the business Neo-tropical bat calendar – kindly donated by the Collett Trust All money raised on the night will go directly into bat research in 2019.  Read More →

Pub Quiz – Post Horn Following the success of the event last year, we are hosting a pub quiz on Tuesday 6th November (please save the date!) There will be a ‘basket meals’ served on the evening including a vegetarian and a vegan option (details to follow) We will also have a raffle on the night.  If anyone has any prizes that they would like to donate then please contact us on enquiries@jerseybatgroup.org    Read More →

As part of the National Trust Jersey’s ‘Walking through Autumn Festival’ please join the the Jersey Bat Group on a circular walk with a difference around St Peter’s valley as the sun sets. Look out for these wonderful flying creatures. Find out how many species we have in Jersey and see them in flight.     Meeting Point: Mill Pond Car Park Parking: Mill Pond Car Park Price – Free No need to pre-bookRead More →