About North Devon Bat Care

Upcoming Events

‚ÄčHow can you help?

North Devon Bat Care

We are always trying to raise awareness and funds 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  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 its not always possible to driving all round the county while continuing to carefully care for abandoned bat bats. 

My name is Samantha Pickering and 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. It is a dream come true helping these bats and being able to give something back to nature.


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.



Bat Talks - All talks currently cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions, though I am working on online content. 

Bat Walks - Hopefully restarting once restrictions allow.

Bat Care Training - Early 2021

Bat Fundraising Events/ Stand - Currently only available via Facebook, or Amazon Wish List or direct donations via Paypal to Northdevonbatcare@gmail.com 

Follow us on Facebook to get up to date events information and bat rescue updates.