After successfully trialling tracking tunnels as a hedgehog survey method, the survey is now being rolled out nationwide. The tunnels take less survey effort than the traditional spotlight method of surveying hedgehogs and can be easily placed in a variety of habitats.

With hedgehogs thought to be in decline in the UK, it is important to get a reliable estimate of occupancy, distribution and habitat use in England and Wales.

The survey was featured on the BBC's Springwatch on the 5th of June, and as a result there already seems to be much interest in the project. Volunteers can register here to take part: hedgehogsurvey@ptes.org