Discover Your Local Church and Bats

A large group of people outside a church at night, looking for batsThere are lots of fun and fascinating ways you can discover more about bats in churches in your area, and help both bats and churches thrive.

We're looking to survey thousands of churches during the project, through Bat Detectives and the National Bats In Churches Study. This will help us create a detailed map of bats in churches across England, and help us find out more about which species use churches and why. You don't need any experience to join a survey and we'll send you all the equipment and guidance you need. Just click the link below for more information.

Our project churches will be running lots of events celebrating their bats with about walks and talks, and celebrating their church with fetes, festivals and heritage events.

If you can't get to a local church, we also run lots of online events including Bats In Churches Live on topics as diverse as bat genetics and the wonders of church roofs. If you miss them, our online events are also available to watch again on our YouTube channel.

If you're not near a project church you can also contact your local church or bat group to see if they need volunteers or are running events.

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