For over 2 years we have been using a movement sensor wildlife camera for the Mammal Web project and we have captured some amazing photos of the animals that visit our school grounds when we are not looking.
The Woodland School hedgehog has emerged from its winter hibernation and is regularly seen snuffling around the wildlife garden at night.
We record more rabbits than any other mammals, and one in particular grabs our attention. We call him Three Ears!
Domestic cats are also recorded for the project and the camera caught one hunting the other day, the mouse managed to wriggle away.
Mammal Web is run by a team of scientists at Durham University. Using ‘citizen scientist’ with wildlife cameras across the county they are gathering lots of data to monitor mammal populations, where they are distributed, and how they behave. If anyone is interested in the project check out their website www.mammalweb.org or speak to Mrs Bentley.