Join our Living with Mammals survey
Each spring we need your help to find out how our wild animals use the urban environment and the green spaces within it.
Wherever we live in the UK, we share the green spaces around our homes and places of work with wild species. By carefully identifying and counting the mammals that live in and around built up land, we can begin to understand – and encourage – the biodiversity on our doorstep.
Understanding how the wildlife in our towns and cities is faring is essential if we’re going to improve the lot of our wild neighbours and that of ourselves too.
Take part in Living with Mammals next spring
The survey runs through April, May and June each year. To take part, all you have to do is record the mammals that you see each week and any signs they might leave behind, such as droppings or footprints.
Revisit this page next spring to take part online
or contact us for a printed pack (including full instructions, survey forms and a Spotting Wild Mammals guide) by emailing your name and postal address to LwM@ptes.org or by calling us on 020 7498 4533.
You can chose any green space to survey, whether a garden, an allotment, a local park or other area that’s convenient to spend a little time at each week, but the site must be within 200 metres of a building.Any questions? Just email LwM@ptes.org with your queries or call us on 020 7498 4533.
You can also:
- Download your guide to spotting wild mammals
- Join us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to swap tips and share sightings with others throughout the year.
- Read our health and safety guidelines for volunteers.
What have you helped us find out so far?
Living with Mammals began in 2003 and, to date, around 8,000 surveys from over 3,000 sites have been completed. Read more about what we have found out with the help of our nationwide volunteers by clicking on the links below.
- Living with Mammals update 2015
- Living with Mammals update 2014
- Living with Mammals update 2013
- Living with Mammals update 2012
- Living with Mammals update 2011
- Living with Mammals update 2010
- Living with Mammals update 2009
- Living with Mammals update 2008
- Living with Mammals update 2007
- Living with Mammals update 2006
- Living with Mammals update 2005
- Living with Mammals update 2004
- Living with Mammals update 2003