Recording Mammals Around You – 24th to 30th October
Our theme this year is recording mammals around you. Did you know mammals are some of the most under-recorded species in Britain! With one in four of our native mammals threatened with extinction, and many others are in decline we need your help.
There are many different ways to record the mammals around you, from Mammal Mapper to camera traps there’s a method for everyone to use.
This week we want to highlight the importance of recording mammals, the ways in which you can do it and the ways which we monitor mammals. There will be a range of blogs, activities, discounts and even a giveaway on our social media channels. So keep your eyes peeled and don’t foget to get involved using #NationalMammalWeek.
Why should I record mammals and how do I record mammals?
There are many reasons why you should record mammals and many different ways to do it! See examples below and find out more about recording mammals here.
If you’d like to find out more about Mammal Mapper watch our short video below and download it for free on your app store!
We’ve invited a range of wildlife enthusiasts to tell us about wildlife recording and how they like to record mammals around them! Click on the links below to read the full blog.
- Recording Mammals Around Me – Derek Crawley
- Rare ‘Back from the Brink’ bat discovered by National Bats in Churches Survey in Somerset
- My Love of Recording Mammals – Dave Groves
- Top Equipment Picks for Recording Mammals – Wildcare
- Happy Harvest Mouse Surveying – Steve Deeley
- Photo or Video? Which is Best for Recording Mammals Using Camera Traps? – Sian Green
Our corporate partners wouldn’t want you to miss out on National Mammal Week, so they’re offering discounts to all our supporters to ignite the passion for recording mammals around you. Shop using the discounts below.
- CJ Wildlife are offering 10% off their mammal range (including all squirrel, hedgehog and bat products)! Discount is valid from the 23rd to 31st of October and valid on full priced items only. Use MAMMAL22 to redeem your discount at checkout.
- NHBS are offering 10% off all Mammal Society titles until the 30th of October. Just use Mammal2022 at the checkout to redeem your discount!
We have lots of fun activities planned to get you recording the mamamls around you! Click on the links below to explore how you can get involved;
- eDNA Webinar
- Draw along
- Footprint tunnel giveaway – keep an eye on our social media channels this week to be in with a chance to win!
- Mammal Mapper
- National Harvest Mouse Survey
- Local Mammal Groups
- 6th National Otter Survey of England
- Volunteer Mountain Hare Survey
- University Mammal Challenge
- Mammal Youth Hub