Track down your local mammals

In the UK we’re lucky enough to have an extensive list of wild mammals, from mice and rabbits to dolphins and seals.¬†Mammals play a vital role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem in the British Isles, as keystone predator and prey species, indicators of habitat quality and diversity, and as shapers of our environment.

In order to discover what you have living in your area why not play detective in this simple fun survey!


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Footprint tunnels are a non-invasive tool to look for the presence of mammals in a habitat by identifying their footprints. Mammals walk over ink-pads to reach bait inside, and leave footprints on special paper as they do so. It’s a great survey for the whole family to find out what passes through your garden in the night!

Visit the Mammal Society website to get some tunnels and get started