Hedgehog sightings

About the map

Each of the hedgehog icons shown on the map represents an individual hedgehog sighting.  The map is powered by Google Maps so adding a sighting is simple as the map allows you to zoom in and pinpoint an accurate location.

The data collected will be used by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to help inform the direction of our efforts for hedgehogs in the county.  Any personal details you supply such as name and email address will be stored on our secure database and not shared with any third parties.  The details of your sighting may be shared with Local Records Centre’s within Yorkshire and Wild About Gardens Week, who are working in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society and Hedgehog Street – a campaign aimed at ensuring the hedgehog, the UK’s only spiny mammal, remains a common and familiar part of British life. The data will also be made available via the National Biodiversity Network https://data.nbn.org.uk/.

Submit your own

If you have been lucky enough to spot a hedgehog, please let us know by marking your sighting on the map.  If you are regularly seeing the same hedgehog please only mark it once on the map and make a note in the comments section to tell us that you regularly see this hedgehog. Your records will help us identify opportunities to target action in terms of raising awareness and improving habitat for Yorkshire’s hedgehogs.