The Oxfordshire Bat Group aims to:
Help conserve bats and their habitat.
Raise awareness of bats and their conservation.
Our activities include:
Recording and monitoring bat populations in Oxfordshire by undertaking surveys and collecting records of bat activity and roost locations.
radio-tracking training for OBG members at Piddington Wood, 2015
photo courtesy Stuart Jenkins
Carrying out conservation projects such as bat box schemes and protecting roost sites.
Bat box checking at lock sites on the Thames
photo courtesy Kathy Warden
A group of Noctules in a woodcrete Schwegler bat box
Photo courtesy : Stuart Jenkins
Roost site work:
Pillbox conversion team, Cholsey Marsh
photo courtesy: Richard Green
Giving talks and taking part in educational events for the general public and Bat Group members.
Dave Endacott introducing bats to youngsters and parents at a Spooktacular event at the Cotswold Water Park.
photo courtesy Jill Bewley, Cotswold Water Park
Providing a rescue service for grounded, sick and injured bats with the aim of getting them back into the wild whenever possible.
rescued baby pipistrelle
photo courtesy David Endacott
Assisting Natural England by undertaking roost visits to householders and others where proposed building works may affect bats. If you think you may have bats and are planning some building work please see this link for more information: http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/building_remedial_work.html