Out for a walk after the various festivities? Perhaps you might be able to help the People’s Trust for Endangered Species by undertaking a hedgerow survey.
Across the UK there are many, many hedgerows. Hedgerows can
- Provide shelter, homes, perches for a variety of animals,
- Food for mammals, birds and invertebrates in the form of flowers, berries and nuts.
- Harbour insects that act as important pollinators of wild flowers and crops.
- Help to reduce flooding and soil erosion,
- Help mitigate air and water pollution levels
- Store carbon
- Act as corridors along which animals, such as hedgehogs and dormice can travel across the countryside.
The Trust is looking for volunteers to fill in a survey form and record features of their chosen hedge, such as
- the height,
- structure and
- which tree species are present.