Garden Hedgehog Survey

This project involves surveying your garden with a footprint tunnel or a trail camera for 5 nights in a row between the start of May and the end of September. The method is very simple and can be carried out by families, schools and even work places - as long as you have a garden to survey. You should take part in the survey, whether you think you have hedgehogs in your garden or not. 

Instructions for making and using a foot print tunnel and surveying with a trail camera can be downloaded from the links below. There is also the link to submit your results via the quick online form.

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Survey with footprint tunnel

You can easily make your own footprint tracking tunnel to survey your garden for hedgehogs. Instructions here.

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Survey with trail camera

If you have your own trail camera you can use it to survey for hedgehogs. Instructions here.

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Submit survey results 

You can use  submit the results of your garden survey via this online form. It will only take 5 minutes. Please submit results even if you do not find any hedgehogs in your garden

© 2020 by Irish Hedgehog Survey. Photos by Pat Morris, Sarah Regan and Claire Crowley reproduced with permission . Photos by Calle Eklund/V-wolf, Michael Gäbler, Ernell used under creative commons licence CC BY-SA 3.0, and CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Photo 84913712 from used under creative commons zero licence CC0