The Bat group have volunteers trained to take care of injured or grounded bats as well as support a Bat hospital base in Otley.
We give talks at schools and provide bat walks and talks to educate the public and attend local shows to increase awareness to the plight of bats.
WYBG carry out conservation activities across the county. We also maintain records, carry out surveys and research.
Hello and welcome to the West Yorkshire Bat Group website.
Below is a brief summary of the type of work we do below. You may also like to join our Facebook group.
Conservation: We work in partnership with Natural England to provide hands-on bat conservation. We are on call to help injured and stranded bats.
Records: We receive and hold records on bat roosts and sightings from around the county.
Training: We provide training to teach people how to use bat detectors, handle bats and identify bats in the hand to ultimately add to the number of licensed bat conservation workers operating in West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Bat Group consists of many people, including several licensed bat workers, interested in finding out more about bats. The group undertakes surveys of both new and existing bat roosts, researching and recording the behaviour, distribution and their habitats in order to further our knowledge of these fascinating and elusive creatures.
We actively welcome anyone who has an interest in bats and would like to learn more and anyone who would like to volunteer for us in a number of roles such as education, fundraising, bat care/ambulance, administration bat surveys and walks.