If you have found a grounded bat click here or call the helpline 0845 1300 228.
Look at our What's On page for activities such as our autumn-winter indoor meetings. There is an indoor meeting in Lenham this Thursday 27th November which will include reports on Nathusius’ pipistrelles in Kent, the distribution of bats in Kent based on data compiled for the forthcoming Mammal Atlas for Kent 2002-2014 and some Kent Bat Rescue Stories.
Bats are declining, due mainly to the loss of roosts and feeding areas, and the effects of the increased use of pesticides. Kent is probably under greater pressure for change to the environment than anywhere else in Britain.
The Kent Bat Group has been working to help protect Kent's bats since 1983. Fourteen of Britain's 18 resident bat species have been recorded in Kent since then. Records in Kent include Alcathoe's bat which has only been recognised as a species in the UK since 2010 and Bechstein's bat, one of the UK's rarest bats. In addition a vagrant, the greater mouse-eared bat was found in 1985.
The Kent Bat Group is proactive in promoting awareness of bats, to the general public and to specialist groups likely to come across bats in their work.
Please browse our website and find out more about bats in Kent.
NB The photographs on this website are the copyright either of the Bat Conservation Trust, Kent Bat Group or individual members.
Photos above: A brown long-eared bat; Downloading data loggers in a hibernation roost; A baby bat.