July 2012 - Hedgehog Surveys

posted 22 Aug 2012, 10:23 by Haley Whittall   [ updated 22 Aug 2012, 10:35 ]
The Threatened Species Project has just been extended to include hedgehogs.  We are now offering Crowborough Conservation members the chance to borrow special Hedgehog Survey Tunnels which use ink-pads to record hedgehog footprints.  The survey, aimed primarily at gardens, hopes to build up a better picture of exactly where hedgehogs occur in and around Crowborough and will also help the Folly Wildlife Trust (based near Tunbridge Wells), to identify suitable sites in Crowborough where hedgehogs could be released back into the wild.  The data from the survey will also be fed back to the Mammal Society who are coordinating a nationwide hedgehog survey.

If you would like to borrow a Hedgehog Survey Tunnel and information pack, or would like to donate £10 towards the cost of the tunnels, please contact Barry Kemp at barry@viper.demon.co.uk

If you already know that hedgehogs are in your garden, please fill in the hedgehog/mammal recording form.

Hedgehog Survey Tunnel

With an easy to use mammal footprint chart and specially made Hedgehog Survey Tunnel you can discover whether hedgehogs or other small mammals like voles or shrews come to your garden at night .