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Introduction

“Northern Bats” is an on-line resource for publishing the results of bat work in the north of England.  Northern Bats covers bats and bat work in the geographical area covered by the Bat Conservation Trust’s list of North East and North West England bat groups, ie from the Scottish borders, south to include Cheshire and South Yorkshire.  It has been inspired by the “Scottish BATS” publication and is similar in its aims and scope though the two projects are completely independent.

Its principal aim is to publish an annual on-line journal, recording information about bats and bat work in northern England and thereby providing a forum for information that might not otherwise be published, from full-length papers to brief notes on items of interest.  Northern Bats relies on contributions from bat workers in the region; your help is needed to keep this journal alive and relevant. Volume 1 (2016) and Volume 2 (2017) are now available as a pdf download from this website.

We are now looking for articles for the third edition and we would welcome contributions on any bat related information pertaining to the northern England region.  Anyone wishing to contribute information is advised to read the “Notes for contributors” page.

We are grateful to the Environmental Records Information Centre North East for their sponsorship of this website and would encourage people to submit their bat records to the recording body appropriate to their location.