OPAL: Hedge Biodiversity Survey

Take part in the OPAL Biodiversity Survey and uncover the diverse range of wildlife in our hedges. You’ll contribute to valuable research and learn more about the importance of hedges and how you can improve them. Hedges support many animals by providing food and shelter. Berries and seeds are food for birds, while holes beneath the hedge are often home to small mammals. You’ll also discover many invertebrates living among the leaves. By telling us what you find, we can instantly rate the condition of your hedge and offer suggestions on how to improve it.

Scope:
Hedge wildlife
Taxonomy:
Includes small mammals, invertebrates
Habitat:
Farmland, Grassland, Towns and Gardens,
Organisations:
OPAL
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

http://www.opalexplorenature.org/BiodiversitySurvey#/0 How to take part

Step 1: Download the easy-to-follow instructions and guides in English, below, or in Welsh.

Step 2: Find a suitable hedge to carry out the survey and answer the questions in the workbook. Use our guide to help you identify invertebrates.

Step 3: Submit your results using our simple online form.

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