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North Yorkshire Bat Group events have been resumed, and we continue to provide information and advice about bats; monitor and react to threats posed to bats; and plan future activities.

As summer is the time when bats are most active it is the time when you are most likely to see them. In summer, female bats care for their pups and will be very busy at night hunting for insects. Whilst they are away from the roost their pups may wander and find their way through tiny gaps and inside your house.

What should I do if I find an injured/grounded bat ?

Please call the North Yorkshire Bat Helpline on 07907 240132 and they will be able to organise passing you and your bat to a local carer. The answer phone is on 24 hours a day, so please phone at any time if you have an emergency – if you leave a message, we will return your call ! We aim to call you back as soon as possible (usually within a few hours) to give advice and arrange care for the bat if needed.

Alternatively call the national Bat Conservation Trust helpline on 0345 1300 228, between 9.30am and 4.30pm, or 6.30pm to 10pm (summer only), and they will be able to help likewise.

If there are cats around or the bat is in further danger, wear gloves and place the bat in a cardboard box with a tissue or a piece of cloth in one corner and a shallow lid with water (e.g. from a milk bottle) so the bat can drink. Punch small holes in the lid to allow air into the box and keep it in a warm place until help comes. More information is available here.

The bat has to be contained for us to collect it.

Please Note: There are not enough bat carers in the North Yorkshire area, and we also need bat rescue drivers to collect and deliver bats to carers. Training is given. If you feel you can help, please Contact Membership Secretary .

To join the North Yorkshire Bat Group, please click here