Project Amazing Grace See www.gracethehedgehog.co.uk
The humble hog has been part of our lives and gardens for generations, but modern living has challenged this stoic urchin and gardeners’ friend to the brink of extinction. By communities pulling together, and with us all doing our bit, we can reverse the decline and ensure this delightful night time visitor is safe in our gardens and lives forever. Join Grace’s Army and save Grace and her spiky friends.
A key part of the Amazing Grace Project is to determine where hedgehogs are. In order to establish this, we are asking people to tell us if they see them and add them to our map. You can do this by physical sightings but due to the nocturnal nature of the hedgehog you may not always see it. A hedgehog footprint tunnel in your garden is the perfect solution. Footprint tunnels are currently the only statically robust way to determine hedgehogs (and other small mammals) are present in an area and they can be great fun for all the family to use. The tunnels can be used accurately with just a few instructions. We will use the data collected by you to support, maintain and increase hedgehog populations in the UK.
It’s fun for all the family and the citizen science can give us the much needed data we need to help hedgehogs.
Everything you need to carry out hedgehog or mammal surveys will be in this kit, just add oil. When it arrives you can start and we can add your data to our survey map.
Thank you for buying one of our Amazing Grace survey kits and joining Graces Army to help hedgehogs. We hope you enjoy using it and finding out if you have a spiky nighttime visitor in your gardens.
Our kits include:
- Project Amazing Grace Survey Tunnel
- Project Amazing Grace 52-page magazine
- Project Amazing Grace Survey Instruction Magazine
- Project Amazing Grace charcoal ink
- Sample food pack for your first survey
- Tent pegs to hold the tunnel still
- Masking tape to secure both paper and feed tray
- Project Amazing Grace Feed tray
- A voucher for discounted Spikes food
Set up the survey in your garden and see what happening after dark. Play detective and match footprints to see who has been in your survey tunnel. Use our recording form to record your data. Record each day over a five day period to make your study more robust. The kit has everything you need to start apart from vegetable oil. This will make you an official Amazing Grace Surveyor. You can ask your friend if you can do surveys in their gardens and you can also carry out surveys at school, a workplace and neighbours space. We really want to know where hedgehogs live.
Thank you for helping Grace – she really does need an army!