East Yorkshire Bat Group (EYBG) is a voluntary organisation set up in 1990, one of around 90 similar county-based bat conservation groups in the UK. EYBG is a partner group within the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) and works in partnership Natural England.
What we do
Research and conservation
East Yorkshire Bat Group carries out surveys of bat roosts, habitat, feeding areas and hibernation sites in the county. The data is used by conservation bodies and ecological consultants.
We have a number of bat boxes schemes which provide additional safe roost sites for bats which are also monitored during the year increasing our knowledge of the ecology of bats.
The group has a number of bat carers who help rescue and rehabilitate injured or grounded bats in the county.
We offer advice and information to householders about sharing their home with bats and information about how to encourage bats into your garden.
Education and events
We regularly share our enthusiasm about bats and aim to increase public awareness about bat conservation through talks and summer bat walks.
We receive and hold records of bat roosts and sightings in East Yorkshire.
The group offers basic training on the use of bat detectors and the handling and identification of bats in the hand. The group offers more advanced training for those members who wish to carry out licensable activities on behalf of BCT Bat Helpline.
If you decide to join us you will be helping to conserve and protect East Yorkshire’s bats and you’ll receive a regular newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest bat news, indoor meetings and field events, which all members are welcome to join.