Welcome to Gwynedd Bat Group
The Gwynedd Bat Group is a registered charity working to promote bat conservation in North West Wales.
We are a small network of volunteers in Anglesey, Gwynedd and western Conwy, including the Snowdonia National Park.
We undertake surveys and monitoring of local bat populations and can provide information and advice on bats and bat conservation locally.
The Gwynedd bat group is a small, friendly society dedicated to helping bat conservation in North Wales. Since the pandemic, we have been holding meetings online. This year (2022) we hope to organise some outdoor bat detector surveys and online workshops to analyse the data, as well as a bat care workshop. We visit roost and hibernation sites and in the past have been able to take a few members along but these are currently restricted to one or two experienced members only due to the pandemic.
Bats are increasingly under pressure from an ever changing environment and monitoring and advising on their presence is crucially important for their survival. In addition to the walked surveys and workshops that we offer, members can get involved in many other ways, including the National Bat Monitoring Programme (see the BCT website), public bat walks and talks, and putting up bat boxes.
We are lucky to have the three biggest roosts of pipistrelles in Wales on our patch, with over 1,000 bats at each, these are some of the biggest in Britain. If you’d like to join us in monitoring these and other roosts, and discovering other sites, or just simply supporting our work please contact us.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE GROUP?
Contact us for more information or download the membership form
Need advice about developments or alteration to buildings etc.?
Please contact Natural Resources Wales on 0300 065 3000. Gwynedd Bat Group does not undertake bat surveys for development.
More information on bats and development can also be found on the Bat Conservation website-bats and development.
Concerned about a development that may harm bats?
Please contact NRW at the number above or your local planning authority. Additional advice can also be found here: Bat Conservation Trust-concerned about harm to bats
Need information or general advice on bats or bat conservation? Go to the Bat Conservation Trust Website.
Gwynedd Bat Group is a Registered Charity No. 1074706