Cornwall Bat Group is one
of many local bat groups in Britain and is affiliated to:
Conservation Trust and
Cornwall Bat Group is a group of: volunteers,
professionals and Natural England licensed voluntary roost
visitors but always
welcome new members with any level of knowledge.
Primarily, we are concerned with the
conservation and welfare of bats. Many of our of bat species
are declining ,one is even thought to be close to extinction!
Cornwall Bat Group is positively helping to
stop the decline of these fascinating and little understood
mammals.......you are very welcome to come and join us in our
It is particularly important that people
involved in building work, especially those converting barns or building
houses, understand all about these animals
and are encouraged to be sympathetic to their needs.
Bats have been misunderstood, and even feared, for
centuries, but there must be few people who do not delight in
the sight of these harmless little creatures flitting round our
hedgerows and our woodlands in the twilight. Bats have been on
this planet for more than 50 million years
— is ours to be the
generation that, through sheer indifference, ignorance, and even
hostility, finally pushes them into oblivion?
We often hear
people say, “There used to be hundreds round here, but now I
never see them!”
Many of the calls for help received by members of
the Cornwall Bat Group are about bats entering rooms after dark.
These are usually babies who have lost their way. If one comes
into the house, simply open the outside doors and windows and
allow it to escape. Its mother should then collect it. If it has
not gone by the next morning, phone a member of the
We are only starting to
understand how these fascinating creatures exist..........you
are very welcome to help us learn more
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public about bats and bat welfare.
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