2014 Hibernation Survey

The hibernation survey is now over. Thank you for taking part. The form will remain live for the next week for back-dated records.

Simply tell us every time you see a hedgehog, noting its location and whether it is alive or dead.

A study was conducted 40 years ago which suggested a link between climate and when hedgehogs come out of hibernation. We repeated this study in 2012 and 2013, with phenomenal support from the public. In total over 6,000 people have contributed to the survey, submitting over 90,000 hedgehog sightings!

We are repeating the survey again this year as we need several years of data to get a reliable picture of what is happening. Variations in weather tend to add noise to long-term climatic trends. 

We need to monitor hedgehogs if we want to understand how they behave and this information will help us to conserve these wonderful creatures more effectively in the future.

To enter sightings you will need a username and password. If you took part in the survey last year then you can simply log in as before.

Let’s find out what these hedgehogs are up to!

 

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