Monitoring Bat Roosts

The best time to see bats in Glossop is shortly before dawn when they often swarm around their roost sites. However most members are content to watch bats emerge from their roosts around sunset, when they tend to emerge from their roosts and fly away immediately. Counting bats emerging from their roosts is the best way to learn about roost sizes without disturbing the animals. Glossop Bat Group use visual counts and night vision video equipment to monitor bat roosts, but here are far too many bat roosts in Glossop for us to be able to record them all properly, and we discover new ones every week! Join Glossop Bat Group and help us learn about the Bats in Glossop and how we can best protect them.


Bat roosts are very strictly protected and it is illegal to disturb them in any way without a licence.