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Kent Bat Group

What's On

Kent Bat Group hold and support a variety of events throughout the year. Come and join one of the below events to learn more about bats or the group itself...

Winter Indoor Meetings 2019

Indoor meetings are held at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, ME17 2QT at 7:30pm

Open to all, a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated to help with running costs of the meetings.

Thursday 28th March 2019

Hazel Ryan and John Puckett: Kent Bats in Winter: 35 Years of Hibernation Records

Find out about the variety of structures that bats hibernate in, the species we find and how we monitor and protect these sites

Thursday 26th September 2019

Subject and speaker to be confirmed.

Thursday 28th November 2019

Subject and speaker to be confirmed.

Summer Bat Walks and Activities 2018-2019

2019 Bat walks and activities will be added once confirmed.

Westgate Parks, Canterbury
Friday 31st August 2018 7:30pm - 9pm

Cost will be £4 per person.
Further information and details on how to book a place can be found at
Suitable for ages 7+, please bring a torch.

Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Saltwood, CT21 4HL
Tuesday 21st August 2018 7:30pm - 9pm

Come with us a for a chance to walk around Brockhill Country Park in darkness, join the Rangers and bat experts to investigate this wonderful park at night. Bring a torch and suitable outdoor clothes. Dogs are not allowed on this walk. £5 per place. Please book via the KCC Country Parks website.

There are often a variety of activities taking place throughout the year, if you would like to volunteer and give your time to bat conservation, please ensure your membership is current (for insurance purposes) and complete this form and return to us.

We look forward to welcoming you to a Kent Bat Group event or activity.

Shows and Other Events

25-27th May 2019 - Kent Garden Show

Further details and tickets can be found here:
Kent Bat Group will have a stand at the show, we look forward to meeting you.

Training Courses and Conferences

1-2 May 2019: Bats and Lighting Symposium

28 July - 1 August 2019: 18th International Bat Research Conference

31 August 2019: XXVII International Bioacoustics Congress at the University of Sussex, Brighton

6-8th September 2019: National Bat Conference

November 2020: South East Bat Conference

Kent bat group stand
KBG stand at an event - © Shirley Thompson
Kent bat group stand
KBG running a bat walk - © Shirley Thompson