Bat Rescue Help
East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation have approached us to ask if any of our members are interested in helping collecting injured bats and taking bats out for flying rehabilitation at their Bere Regis flight site. Currently they are also caring for one of our rarest mammals, a Grey Long Eared Bat.
Below are recent and archived newsletters available to non-members (the latest newsletter is normally published here approx. 2 months after release to members). If you would like to become a member, please visit our Join Us page.
26 September 2016:
Following the first local screening of the excellent ‘Hedgehog Hotel’ film in Piddletrenthide, DMG has arranged further shows in Blandford (5th Oct) and Dorchester (27th Oct). See the events listing for details.
14 April 2016:
DMG supports PTES in providing a one-day training course (21 April in Dorchester) for practitioners in Hedgehog Ecology and Management – details here. .
19 January 2016:
We must do all we can to ensure continued funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit
The Government has been vague as to whether or not DEFRA funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit will continue after March. If it doesn’t – and their track record with regard to wildlife is pretty dismal – the way will be open for all manner of abuses to thrive. You can see what the Unit does here
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March 2015: The Dorset Mammal Group now includes bats!
Beatrice Dopita explains why we’ve decided to include bats and what our involvement will be:
“Like the other mammal groups in the south west, and The Mammal Society, Dorset Mammal Group has decided to include bats. Dorset has 16 of the UK’s 17 species of bat – so, they are one of the easier mammals to see and appreciate. We will be organising some bat walks and other activities. (Dorset Bat Group is the organisation to join if you want to train for a bat licence). The DMG Bat Section is a resource of information about Dorset’s bats, including some fun activities and news about what is happening in the bat world. Keep looking – the bats may be asleep at the moment but there are still things you can discover like how to build a bat box for your garden or how to garden with bats in mind. We will post news of bat themed exhibitions and events and will update the website with information about bats in Dorset. Bat-related questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org”