We use cutting edge technology and common sense to conduct evidence-based bat surveys in Glossop and beyond. Come and learn what we do, and help build up a unique picture of Glossop bats in your area of Glossop! We meet at least once a week, usually 15 minutes before sunset, everybody is welcome!
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To work with the people of Glossop and nearby (and beyond) through sensible approaches to conservation that result in “MORE BATS AND LESS GNATS”.
Monitoring and mapping of local bat populations to ensure that bats in
Glossop and nearby are given the protection they are entitled to under
English and International law.
We are the best value conservation group in Glossop! Sign up here to join Glossop Bat Group. We rely on membership subscriptions to fund our activities. Membership of Glossop Bat Group is £10 per year or 50 pence for unwaged members. Members get full access to the website, use of bat group equipment(subject to training) and the opportunity to conduct exciting scientific research and practical conservation work with the bats of Glossop.
If you have found an injured bat please call the Bat Conservation Trust on 0845 1300228
Our next meetings are on 6th September 2012 at 7pm and 3rd October 2012 at 7pm. Central Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Glossop. Everybody is welcome
Glossop Bat Group started to monitor planning applications on the HPBC Planning Portal in June 2012. We believe that many applications that should have bat surveys often do not have any bat surveys at all! One development that had been registered without a bat survey turned out to have a beautiful roost of long-eared bats, possibly the first ever found in the area during a survey for planning!
The parts of Glossop that are named after biting insects (Gnat Hole and Pyegrove) are some of the best places for bats in Glossop. Even our tiniest bats can eat 3000 gnats in an evening, so a roost of 50 bats will consume about 27 million gnats each summer. Join Glossop Bat Group and help us get more bats and less gnats.
Founded in March 2012, the 6 month plan of Glossop Bat Group was to document the presence of bats in as many parts of Glossop as possible using rigourous survey methodologies, and combine this with data from previously published bat surveys in the area. By June we had done preliminary surveys in many parts of east Glossop and published an ebook detailing our results and their implications. Unfortunately there were very few bat surveys on the High Peak Borough Council Planning Portal.
Evidence based bat surveys are carried out using recording equipment that provides definitive proof of bat activity. Ideally, evidence-based surveys provide incontrovertible proof of the time, location, species and context of bat behaviour. Evidence based surveys provide valuable and repeatable historical records of bat activity. Glossop Bat Group are working hard to develop affordable and effective methodologies that will allow anybody in Glossop to conduct evidence-based bat surveys that will benefit bats now and in the future.