Dorset Bat Group

Dorset Bat Group

Daubenton's Bat © Nick Tomlinson.

Welcome to the Dorset Bat Group

We are volunteers with a shared passion - we all love bats! Our role is one of helping record and protect the bats of Dorset.  We do this by carrying out surveys, roost visits, engaging with the public - anything that will help raise awareness of the bats around us and the need for their protection. We are a membership organisation are always looking for like-minded people to help us care for bats in Dorset. 


Dorset Bats in the Belfry Project

As part of Open Air Labatories Network, Dorset Bat Group have initiated a new project called Dorset Bats in the Belfry, 

Find out more about the Dorset Bats in the Belfry project.  


About Bats

In the UK we have 18 species of bat, 17 of which breed.  Dorset is an exceptional county for bats, having all 17 breeding species present. We've gathered more information about bat species in the download below.  There's also maps to show you where bats have been recorded in Dorset. 

Contact and Links

Found a bat? Contact East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation or the Bat Conservation Trust.  

Contact us: 
Dorset Bat Group
C/O Dorset Wildlife Trust 
Brooklands Farm
DT2 7AA 

Telephone: 01305 264620
Newsletter editor & training coordinator: George Lee (
Treasurer: Steve Masters (

Dorset Bat Group Events

Wed 6th February - Talk by Colin Morris

Wednesday 6th February 2019 7.30pm - Join us for a talk with Colin Morris at DWT Headquaters, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AA. 

Wed 6th March - Talk by Lisa Worledge

Wednesday 6th March 2019 7.30pm - Join us for a talk by Lisa Worledge on Bat Evolution at DWT Headquaters, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AA. 

Wed 10th April - AGM, Raffle & talk by Matt Clarke

Wednesday 10th April 2019 7.30pm - Join us for  our AGM, raffle, social and talk by Matt Clarke at DWT Headquaters, Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AA. 

Become a Bat Group Member

Please complete the subscription form below. You will be then taken to the DWT online shop, where you can purchase your annual membership online. 

Subscriptions are: £8 per annum.  Please note there is no extra charge for additional people at the same address.

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