Working for bats across England's largest county


North Yorkshire Bat Group is the only organisation concerned with the conservation of bats and furthering public understanding of bats in the county.  We cover the modern county of North Yorkshire, the City of York, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.  In Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland we work in conjunction with Durham Bat Group and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.

The Group was officially founded in 1985, although the founder members had been carrying out bat work under the auspices of the Yorkshire Mammal Group since the late 1970s.  North Yorkshire Bat Group remains part of Yorkshire Mammal Group, but if your interest is mainly bats you can join NYBG separately.

The Group holds a range of events, publishes a monthly newsletter, gives talks about bats to other organizations, monitors planning applications for their impact on bats, surveys and studies bats and provides advice about bats.

Our website is continually updated and improved, so do call back regularly.  It is our intention that you will soon be able to find information about the county's bats, about echolocation and bat detectors, bat boxes, coming events and much more.

If you find a grounded bat, have bats in your house and want advice or information do check the information here.  If this doesn't answer your questions then contact the national bat helpline run by the Bat Conservation Trust on 0845 1300 228. 

Site last updated 4 March 2014