After a lull, the Norfolk Bat Group re-formed in 1983 in response to the increasing interest in this little-studied group of mammals. There are now bat groups in almost every English county, plus many groups in Wales and Scotland. The Norfolk group aims to provide a running survey to monitor the county's bats by individual and collective observation; to help to educate the public about bats and their harmless and interesting habits; to assist in the operation of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as it relates to bat protection, by collaborating with English Nature; to assist in practical ways with aspects of bat conservation; and to help with the checking and running of bat box schemes. An occasional newsletter called "Norfolk Natterer" is produced, while records and observations find a more permanent place in the annual N.N.N.S. Mammal Report.
Anyone with an interest in bats may join this informal group, further details from the county co-ordinator:- John Goldsmith (email@example.com)