National Mammal Week
National Mammal Week is organised by the Mammal Society and takes place in the last week of October each year, including both weekends. The 2017 National Mammal Week was held 21st-29th October and the 2018 date will be announced shortly.
This week is a chance to raise awareness of our UK mammals and the conservation issues they face.
How you can get involved in National Mammal Week and mammal conservation:
When did you last see a hedgehog?
Let us know by completing our Hedgehog-watch Survey. Hedgehogs are one of our most appealing mammals, but are in decline. Knowing where and when the public have seen hedgehogs, dead or alive, and where they are never seen at all, will let the Mammal Society track where hedgehogs are doing well or badly, and focus future conservation efforts. You can help our hedgehogs here.
Attend an event
Local groups across the country are running events, including talks, bat walks and conferences that are available for new and potential members to attend. Have a look at our events calendar to find an event near you.
Enter our Amateur Mammal Photographer of the Year competition
Our annual photography competition will open during National Mammal Week! Prizes will be presented by our Cranbrook speaker and competition judge shortly to be announced. Have you taken a prize winning mammal photo over the summer? Details of how to enter in 2018 can be found here.
Join your local Mammal Group
Local mammal groups are often the centre of mammal research and recording in the UK. Groups meet regularly to complete mammal surveys, listen to talks and attend events and conferences. Find your local mammal group here and get involved with mammal conservation near you.
Download our Mammal Tracker App
Mammals are extremely under recorded in the UK. Our free Mammal Tracker App makes recording mammals or their signs easy and convenient, and allows us to pinpoint the areas where mammals are in the most need of help. Why not record all the mammals you see from the car on a long journey (passengers only) in half term? Or see how many mammals you can see on a breezy Autumn walk? Find out more about the Mammal Tracker App here, or visit the Tracker website to see how you are doing in the records table.
Discover mammals on our website
Learn more about our mammals from our Discover Mammals webpage. Each species has a downloadable factsheet of facts. Did you know that water shrews are our only venomous mammal?
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