North Devon Bat Care

How can you help?

Upcoming Events


Bat Talks - Probus Group 17th October 

Shirwell Primary School 20th October  

Braunton Library  26th October

Bat Walks - coming 2017

Bat Care Trainining - November 2016

Bat Fundraising Events/ Stand -

Secret World 23rd October

Atlantis Atlantic Village  25th October

The education bats hibernate from end  until the end of March 2016. Bat talks, bat care training and fundraising events still occur during this time.

If you know of any events we could attend or know of any groups that would like to learn more about bats then please get in touch via our website email.

We are always trying to raise funds and awareness to keep this bat rescue and rehabilitation facility open. Can you help spread the word and/ or help us with fund raising. Extra hands to help out at bat walks and other events are always gratefully accepted and no prior experience is needed though an interest in bats is obviously required. How about becoming a bat ambulance driver? In this roll you collect injured bats in your area and bringing them to the bat care facility for the care they need. This is an especially important role in the summer months when I cannot be  driving all round the county and caring for abandoned babies at the same time. 

My name is Samantha Pickering. I run a small bat care unit, from home, where I work to rehabilitate and care for sick, injured and orphaned bats. The work I do is voluntary but could only be started after undergoing lot of training and with support from other bat carers across the UK. Donations from people in my area and the support of my family have also be essential. I have loved bats since I was a child so to be able to give something back to help bats in this way is a dream come true. 


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any help with bats. I will always return messages as soon as possible though please understand that it can get very busy especially over summer. 


All releasable bats are returned to where they were found so if you do find a bat then it is essential to let me know where it came from so it can eventually be reunited with it's family.


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