UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2019: Since 2017, we have worked with ZSL to survey Barnes Common & Putney Lower Common for hedgehogs. This year the survey area expanded to include the green corridor that links Richmond Park to Barnes Common – the first time this area has been surveyed with camera traps. Our conservation staff and volunteers set up and collected over 80 cameras. Now ZSL (along with FoBC volunteers!) needs to analyse data collected. With up to 17,000 images on one camera alone, this is no small task. We are seeking funding to help ZSL to analyse and produce a large report, similar to the 2018 Barnes and Putney Lower Common Camera Trap Survey, but across a much wider area!
Thank you for your interest in hedgehogs in and around Barnes Common. The Environment Trust has produced this extremely helpful leaflet. It is an excellent starting point to finding out more about these fascinating creatures, and how you can help. You can also record your sightings on an interactive map, and see other sightings in your area.
Another great source of information is Hedgehog Street, an informative website supported by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. For welfare issues, contact the British Hedgehog Preservation Society on 01584 890801.