Are you a mammologist looking for something to take your mind off being stuck at home? This may well be for you. Our new Mammal Atlas is now out, but just how do we go about putting dots on maps? Each record must be confirmed as being correct. This can be a straightforward process for some species, … [Read more...] about Britain’s mammal experts we need your help!
Last year we asked you to help record hedgehog sightings and ran an appeal to raise money to fund research into hedgehog road deaths. Thanks to your help, we have now identified hotspots where hedgehogs are most at risk on roads. Click here to view our interactive map, which is free for communities … [Read more...] about Mammal Society Appeal – Hogs On Roads 2020
Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) Photo by Roy Rimmer Hi, Emily here again :) This week I have decided to write about the wood mouse. This species is found throughout the British Isles, even on small islands, making it our most widespread and common wild rodent. It is so common due to … [Read more...] about Walk This Water Way Wednesday- Wood Mouse
Can you help us find out more about two small mammals that seem to be struggling, the hazel dormouse and the harvest mouse? The National Dormouse Monitoring Programme showed a 48% decline in numbers of dormice between 1995 and 2015 and the dormouse is classed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. … [Read more...] about Its small mammal Saturday! – National #MammalWeek 2018
When you're compiling publications about the country's more elusive mammals photos can be very hard to come by. Even some of our more common mammals are sometimes overlooked by photographers. We would love to hear from you if you have taken a high res photograph of one the species listed below and … [Read more...] about Taken a photo of one of Britain’s elusive mammals? Get in touch!
We have three copies of Liam Drew’s fascinating book I, Mammal: the Story of What Makes Us Mammals (Bloomsbury) to give away via Twitter. The book is a popular science account of the traits that make a mammal a mammal. Each chapter considers a distinct characteristic of mammals and asks how that … [Read more...] about Book giveaway “I, Mammal: the Story of What Makes Us Mammals”
The Mammal Society Autumn Symposium was held in London on 3rd November 2017 bringing together nearly 100 delegates and speakers to discuss "Advances in marine mammal science to support conservation". The symposium highlighted technological advances that have been made to support research on … [Read more...] about Advances in marine mammal science to support conservation – symposium round up and podcast
During last year's Mammal Week we launched the Hedgehog Watch Project asking our supporters to let us know when they had last seen a hedgehog. We had almost 4,000 responses altogether, helping us to map sightings across the UK! The responses continue to contribute to ongoing research but key … [Read more...] about 2017 Hedgehog Watch Project now open