Our bats need your help! There are lots of ways that you can get involved with BrumBats, whatever your age, level of experience, or physical ability. You don’t need to know about bats to start, and we’ll give you all the training and support you need, so why not try one of these:
Stalls, Events and Bat Walks
You don’t need any special knowledge to help with stalls, walks and events – you just need to be friendly and to have buckets of enthusiasm! You can help out at bat walks without leading the walk! We always need people to help sorting out equipment and talking to people. You’ll pick up loads of new skills, learn about bats and meet loads of great people. For more info on this, please email Chris.
Looking after sick, injured and orphaned bats is something that you can get involved in at BrumBats, but due to the fact that trainee places are limited, there is currently a waiting list for new trainees to do bat care with BrumBats. If you’re interested in being added to the list, please email us.
The Batlas Project
The Batlas project is an enormous bat survey. We are surveying each of 202 two-kilometer squares (called ‘Tetrads’) in our area to make a Bat Atlas – Batlas! It is open to everyone to take part in. You don’t need any experience – we provide all the training you need and even loan you the equipment! Find out more by clicking on the Batlas Project link above!
Advanced Bat Surveys
Here at BrumBats we do bat advanced bat surveys, for which training and rabies vaccination is required in order to take part. To find out more, take a look at the Batlas Project pages above, but please note that there is currently a waiting list for new trainees.