Evesham Bat Care
Evesham Bat Care is a small group of registered volunteers who care passionately about the welfare of our local (and the world’s!) bat population. Based in Wychavon, but taking calls from neighbouring counties, we rescue, rehabilitate and release bats that are in need of our help.
We are registered with the Bat Conservation Trust, so if you find an injured or grounded bat, we’ll be ‘on call’ throughout the year to respond and collect the bat. Once we are happy that the bat is able to look after itself back in the wild, we will make arrangements to release the bat back to the same location that it was found. All bats in the UK are protected by law and as carers, we strive to rescue, release and rehabilitate all bats that come into our care.
What We Do
We are registered with the Bat Conservation Trust, who will alert us of a bat in need of our help. Using our small network of volunteers, one of us will collect the bat and take it in to our care.
Once the bat is with the carer, they will assess the condition of the bat and tailor a plan specific to their needs. We ensure that the bats aren’t injured, are well-hydrated and given a test-flight prior to release.
Bats are released in the same area they are found, so they know exactly where they are. Release can only happen in good weather and just after dusk.
How you can help
We are a small group of volunteers who rely solely on the kind donation from the general public. There are many ways that you’re able to help us look after our bats, from linking us with your Easyfundraising account, collecting stamps or even donating direct – we (and the bats) are always incredibly grateful for your help.
Learn about bats
Intrigued by bats? Often watch them flying around the neighbourhood and would like to know more? There’s a selection of really interesting information that you’re able to download from the Bat Conservation Trust, or find us at a local show where we’ll be really happy to tell you a little bit more about our flying friends.