In 2012 the Northumbria Mammal Group organised a mammal race to
encourage people to send us their mammal sightings. This was so that we
could get an idea of where the different species are found. These sightings
helped us to produce Mammals, Amphibians & Reptiles of the North East (a
few copies still available, £10). The Mammal Society is currently working on a
new Mammal Atlas for the UK and so we need more sightings for this project.
Taking part is easy, fun, free and can be a great way to help nature
conservation. All you need to do is keep an eye out for any mammals (or
signs of them, such as molehills) and then log your sightings on our web pages: www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk/news/cms/mammalrecords/
Only one record of a mammal species on a site will be counted. Sightings must be in Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear or the Tees Valley. The
Mammal Race runs from 1 April to 30 September. Entries to be in by 10 October. We have some great prizes up for grabs:
1st Prize – Mammal records from the most 1km squares
(1 year’s membership to the Natural History Society of Northumbria worth £30).
2nd Prize – For the most mammal records
(1 copy of Vanishing Tracks: Four Years Among the Snow Leopards of Nepal by Darla Hillard).
3rd Prize – For the most different species of mammals
(1 copy of Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles of the North East).