and their roosts are protected by law. They do us a great favour by eating
'midges'- lots of them! So, help them to help us by protecting them whenever you
AID - " Always take care and wear gloves when handling bats."
you find an injured or baby bat, keep it warm, preferably at blood temperature.
Also try to give it some water, to stop it becoming dehydrated by using a small
paint brush dipped in the water and gently brushed against its mouth, avoiding
its nostrils. Then, contact a bat rescue organisation. |
following members are volunteers. All are experienced in bat welfare and
can help answer any questions: |
& FURNESS BAT GROUP
|Shirley Martin - Tel: 015395 35700
||Carol Bolt - Tel: 01229 463070
|Sarah Harvey - Tel: 01539 729924
||Gil Cleve - Tel: 015395 59311
|Cumbria Bat Line - Tel: 01768 776911
years more and more people have been showing an interest in bat conservation and
this, in turn, is producing a growing band of enthusiasts willing to care for
grounded and injured bats. The Westmorland and Furness Bat Group is fortunate
in having several bat workers with the ability to offer such bats rest and recuperation.
A bat may become unable to fly through a variety of reasons. Once collected
it is examined, an initial diagnosis made and a decision taken on the
appropriate treatment. Many bats may just be tired, hungry or dehydrated
and a couple of days in captivity can work wonders. Injuries take a little
longer, some recover well and are released within a week or two, others
are less fortunate and cannot be helped.
MERSEYSIDE & WEST LANCASHIRE BAT GROUP
them on 0151 478 4248. |
They will then pass your details onto one of
their bat volunteers.
|Joyce Gillies - Tel: 01772 335605 ||Gail
Armstrong - Tel: 01524 701316 |
Bat Conservation Trust
15 Cloisters House, 8 Battersea Park Road, London,
Tel: 020 7627 2629
Email them at email@example.com
Bat Conservation Trust Web Site