Image: © NBSG Malcolm Fisher
Image: © Bat Conservation Trust Hugh Clark
Image: © NBSG

Getting Involved

The Norfolk Barbastelle Study Group is a volunteer group dedicated to learning about the distribution and ecology of the barbastelle in Norfolk.

The year 2012 stands out as a landmark for the group. As well as becoming a formally constituted charitable body in March, the group also welcomed its 100th volunteer. The group is entirely dependent upon the work of its volunteers and, during the last year, volunteers dedicated an impressive 2,000 hours to meeting the aims of the group.

The group will continue to carry out bat surveys using bat detecting and recording equipment and require help from the local community to carry out this important research, which will include designing and undertaking bat surveys, analysing bat calls and radio tracking work. Volunteers will have the chance to learn some of these techniques through a series of training opportunities, events and actual fieldwork.

Volunteer roles will be posted on our website and will also be sent out to our mailing list throughout the year. Please continue to check our website and keep checking your email accounts.

If you would like more information about the work we do, or would like to add your details to our mailing list, then please contact NBSG at