Further to ecologist & author, Hugh Warwick’s, local talk about the demise in hedgehog numbers in the UK and HedgeOX; a project devoted to helping them survive, HRA has launched its own survey to find out where they’ve been spotted locally - in previous years, and in 2018.
…and if you’ve been fired-up to get involved and help our hedgehogs, here’s something practical you can do right now:
Either: Simply eMail project Coordinator Olivia Goodrich with the date and location of your sightings including: Road name and house number at: email@example.com Or: The maps below can be used to mark old and new hedgehog sightings - and badgers (as they predate on hedgehogs). All you need do is place a coloured dot in the location(s) you’ve seen a hedgehog or badger and send the map in: For hedgehog sightings use PINK dots for 2017 or earlier sightings and YELLOW dots for 2018; and BLUE dots for badger sightings (anytime) …and please be as accurate as you can when placing them.
You’ll find two versions of the map below. The first is a .jpg image and the second a .pdf file - both commonly used formats - so hopefully you’ll be able to use one or other of them - please view or download whichever you prefer.
Click here to download .jpg Image Click here to download .pdf File
...or click here if you need to download Acrobat Reader
(Note that depending on how your web browser is configured, clicking on the .pdf option may cause the file to be downloaded rather than displayed on screen.)
When you’ve added your sightings just re-save the file or, if you printed it out, scan & save the map and eMail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org