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Living with Mammals wildlife survey

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Wherever we live in the UK, we share the green spaces around our homes and schools with wild species. As towns spread and areas are developed, open spaces such as school grounds, parks and gardens offer an alternative habitat for species and act as 'green corridors' linking habitats that are too small to support wildlife on their own.
badgerSpring sees the launch of PTES's 10th annual Living with Mammals survey, which asks people to record sightings and signs of mammals to find out how these wild animals use the built environment and the green spaces within it. By carefully identifying and counting the mammals that live in and around us, we can begin to understand – and encourage – the biodiversity on our doorstep. Past records have helped us to identify a decline in hedgehog populations nationally and we are now taking action to protect them through various other projects.
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If you want to help us keep an eye on our native wildlife please take part in this year's Living with Mammals. You will need to spend some time observing a chosen site (eg school grounds) between 2nd April and 1st July and submit your findings. You will also receive an update of the national results later in the year. To request your FREE pack or find out how to take part on line, please email LWM@ptes.org before 1st May. If you quote 'schoolscouncil' we will give your school a free annual subscription to our wildlife magazine 'Wildlife World'!


Teachers can find more free downloadable resources and lesson plans such as 'Meet the Stag Beetle' and 'Mammal Detectives' at www.ptes.org/education.