Great Garden Bat Watch - survey results

Please send in your survey results, even if you didn't see any bats. This information is called absent data and is important for the Jersey Bat Group to identify areas to investigate further. 

Digital survey form can be found here. 

The Great Garden Bat Watch – A mindful activity to sit and watch nature

Please join the Jersey Bat Group and Jersey Biodiversity Centre for the fifth year of Great Garden Bat Watch.

We are asking if you could look for bats on an evening for 9th-11th June.  Head into your garden, or to an open space near your house or anywhere in the Island to look for bats. A perfect way to spend a summer evening!

Where: Any outside space (garden, park, lane, beach)
What time: From 20:45 until 22.00


Help in bat conservation by taking photos, sharing your sightings and looking for indication of bats roosting. 

The top tips for looking for bats around homes, gardens and outbuildings include:

The Great Garden Bat Watch - Returns for 2022!

2nd June to 5th June 2022. .

Please join the Jersey Bat Group for the fourth Great Garden Bat Watch!

This event combines the joy of (hopefully!) watching bats with citizen science based research that can help us better understand bats across Jersey.

We are particularly keen to receive sightings of bats from St Helier and other urban areas around the Island to help us with our research into Jersey's urban bat populations.

Bat VS Polar Bear (Sense Organs)

Introduction on Sense Organs:

Are Bats Blind?

Myth Busting Monday - Are Bats Blind?

If we got £1 for every time we heard someone say this ........ This saying has developed because of bats amazing ability to use sonar to navigate through dark areas and avoid obstacles, called echolocation. Their eyes, although small, are completely functional. Fruit bats, that do not use echolocation, have sharp vision and some can see ultraviolet light. MYTH VERDICT: FALSE

Species in photo: Nathusius pipistrelle