Can you help the National Hedgehog Survey?

national hedgehog survey

The National Hedgehog Survey, which was launched last year, will be starting again at the beginning of May and we are looking for volunteers/recorders who would be interested in getting involved.

The survey aims to map the occupancy of hedgehogs across England and Wales and to further investigate the importance of different factors such as habitat features, land management practices and badgers. We have pre-selected sites that we would like volunteers to survey for hedgehogs using 10 footprint tunnels over a five day period. You can find out more about the survey at


If this is something you or anyone else you may know of might be interested in taking part in please contact Emily Thomas at with your postcode and she can let you know where your nearest site is.