About the Group
The Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group is a registered charity working together with the Bat Conservation Trust. Also, in close contact with the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. We’re a voluntary organisation which in 2014 celebrated the group’s 30th birthday!
Our group aims to advance the protection and conservation of bats, their roosts, feeding areas, hibernacula and the surrounding environment in Derbyshire. Providing education to the public and the group’s members in all matters related to bats.
Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group Members of the group give advice on bat-related issues. Those of us who have a Natural England licence can examine roosts and any bats which are present. Membership extends across the whole county and visits can be arranged as required.
The group also records and maps the distribution of bats and operates a number of bat box schemes. Our records database represents a unique resource for bats in Derbyshire and we provide data to conservation bodies and ecological consultants on a regular basis.
Members of the group are happy to visit clubs and societies to give talks about bats and to lead walks. Please contact us for more information and/or to arrange an event.
Membership – Join Us
Joining the group not only helps to protect Derbyshire’s bats. All members receive a copy of our annual report TRAGUS and regular newsletters. We hold monthly indoor meetings and regular field events open to all members. Our current subscription rate is £6.50 per household for the first year, then £5 per year for renewal.
Alternatively, please download the membership form* below & post it together with membership fee** (please make cheques payable to The Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group) to:
DBCG, c/o Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE.
*You must provide an email address as all correspondence is electronic.
**Please do not send cash through the post.
Download and print a copy of our Membership Leaflet.
Bat Walks Booklet
DBCG is delighted to announce that we have published a 52-page booklet: ‘Bat Walks in Derbyshire’ and you can order yours here!
This booklet is aimed at the General Public to educate them about Derbyshire’s bats & to encourage them to get out there and discover the world of bats for themselves. This handy A5 size booklet is £2 + P&P and you can buy it online using the button below. There are 12 walks detailed in the book along with current distribution information about the species of bat which can be found in Derbyshire.
There are also chapters on where and when to go out watching bats, information about bat detectors and information about the work we undertake as a registered charity. Buy it here!
|Tel:||Bat Helpline 0345 1300 228|
c/o Calke Abbey