The Cumberland Bat Group is formed by volunteers to protect and enhance bats within the North of Cumbria. We are one of two groups operating within the county. We are affiliated with the Bat Conservation trust as a Network Partner.
The Cumberland Bat Group aims to:
protect and conserve bats, thier roosts, feeding areas and hibernation sites
raise awareness of bat conservation
provide information on bats to the public
monitor bat populations
create, enhance and maintain roosting sites
maintain a pool of licensed volunteer bat workers who are able to undertake roost visits and provide assistance
These aims are achieved by:
undertaking bat habitat box erection, maintenance and monitoring
outreach programmes with local schools
assisting Natural England on roost visits
producing an annual newsletter
continual training of members by members
Hopefully the pages on this site will answer any queries you may have. If you require anything further please use the contacts page to get in touch.
DID YOU KNOW: Bats do not drink blood! Of the 900+ species of bats worldwide, there is only one true vampire bat, the others are predatory rather than blood feeders. Vampire bats are found in Central & South America and they do not attack humans! They break the skin of an animal and lap the blood.