After spending part of yesterday showing children from local schools how to create their own tracking trap Gill Brown left out her own larger traps overnight here at Arnos Vale in the hope of tempting in some local wildlife when they sniffed the nutty aroma of the breakfast spread peanut butter. She left one trap right next to the path and one in a more hidden location.
Earlier on this morning Gill checked her traps and found the footprints pictured below. Can you tell what animal made them?
If you said Hedgehog you were absolutely right, exactly what Gill and the rest of the Bioblitz team were hoping for. With the evidence of these identifiable black sticky prints we can now add Hedgehogs to our species count.
If you want to know how to make your own tracking trap be sure to look at our previous videos with Gill’s explanation.