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As the UK population of hedgehogs continues to decline, urban areas are becoming sites of safer refuge. The good news is that we can all play a vital role in bolstering their numbers.

Hedgehog Surveys

Exact population data can be hard to determine because hedgehogs are nocturnal and notoriously tricky to survey. However, since 2018 we have worked in collaboration with ZSL to survey Barnes and Putney Lower Commons with the use of wildlife camera traps.

In 2019, the survey was expanded to cover all of the green corridor between Richmond Park and Barnes Common. This added Palewell Common, Roehampton Club and Bank of England Club.

Survey Results

2018

2019 

2020

Barnes Hedgehogs

Barnes is fortunate to have its own resident hedgehog enthusiast, Michel Birkenwald, who can help provide further information as to how you can help your local population. Additional information can also be found at the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and Hedgehog Street.

Sightings on the Barnes Common and Leg o’Mutton Reserve can also be reported to Will

Download a poster to show your support for Barnes Hedgehogs

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