Upcoming Events:
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Past Events:

Bat First Aid and Care Courses - Fully Booked
Sunday 26th February and Sunday 12th March 9.30- 4.00 pm. 
Topics include biology, legislation, records, assessment, identification with live bats, treatment, housing, feeding, baby care, rehabilitation and release. 
To be held at Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex. 
Limited spaces, please contact chair(at) for further details.

Volunteers Needed
Dark Skies Stargazing Event
Date to be confirmed, at Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QA 6.30pm until 10pm
To celebrate the the South Downs National Park becoming the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), the South Downs authority have organised several stargazing events. They will be exploring the night sky with powerful telescopes and local astronomy experts. The bat group will have a stand to promote the group and help explain the importance of darkness for our nocturnal wildlife. If you would like to attend please let us know at events(at)

Floral Fringe Fair
Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th at Knepp Castle Estate, Shipley, West Sussex, RH13 8LJ
10.30am to 5pm
We've attended this event the past five years and seen it grow and grow. A great event for anyone with an interest in wildlife and the countryside. A quirky, foodie, arty, plantaholics wildlife event with a vintage twist! Set on the 3,500 acre Knepp Estate, which is the subject of an amazing rewilding project. We will have a stand to speak about our local bats, promote the group and hopefully raise money to help support our work. If you think you might be able to help on either day, even if just for a couple of hours, please contact us at events(at)

Sussex Bat Group Committee Meeting 
Wednesday 1st February at Woods Mill Nature Reserve, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9SD. Meeting starts at 7.45pm
All members are welcome to attend. Come along to find out what the group has been up to, discuss our plans for the coming months, hear about volunteering opportunities, and have your say if there's anything more you'd like from the group. If you would like to receive a copy of the minutes from this meeting or any other meetings including our annual AGM then please contact Matthew Dowse our membership secretary at