We are super-excited to announce the launch of a new project - BatsAndBugs.ie this evening at 5.30pm (July 20th)! We are collaborating with UCD to find out about the ecosystem services bats provide to us - are they helping control insect pests in Ireland? We are seeking help from bat roost custodians to do this. Want to find out more? Join us via zoom - register here … [Read More...]
Need advice about a bat roost?
We'll endeavour to help all we can with your questions about bat roosts. Take a look here for information and further details.
Found a grounded bat?
Bats sometimes appear in houses or on the ground outdoors during the day time. There is a range of options to help a bat back on the wing again, but what to do depends on the situation.
A talk given by Dr. Kate McAney, Vincent Wildlife Trust In brief: ‘1998 was the year Vincent Wildlife Trust acquired its first Irish lesser horseshoe bat reserve and today the twelve buildings under its care are roosting sites for approximately 4,000 horseshoe bats. In this talk, Kate will describe these roosts and the variety of skills (not always zoological!) the she has used over the years … [Read More...]
The acoustic world of bats is fascinating. Bat Conservation Ireland would like to introduce you to this world and provide you with the knowledge and bat detector skills to undertake your own batsurvey. This introductory level course, is suitable for people keen to learn more about their local bat populations including members of local community groups, enthusiastic naturalists and graduates in … [Read More...]
Bat Conservation Ireland (Caomhantas Ialtog na hEireann) is a Charity dedicated to the conservation of Ireland's bats. We promote conservation of bats by disseminating educational materials, giving talks and leading bat walks, carrying out nationwide surveys and monitoring of bats, acting as an umbrella group for the local bat groups and providing a central repository for bat records.