We are pleased to share the completed map of our Hedgehog Count for May 2018. The map shows the location of the 58 reported sightings we received of hedgehogs in the Felixstowe area up to, and including Kirton. We hope to repeat this collaborative mapping exercise next year to see how the situation changes.
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Raster heat map of bird counts
1 Jan - 8 Feb 2019
We divided the back garden of one of our members into rectangular sections. Bird counts for each section were then used within an R program to create this heat map. It clearly shows that most birds were counted in the north section of the garden corresponding to the location of trees with berries. Overall, the map shows that this individual's commitment to wildlife-friendly gardening has been rewarded with abundant bird counts. However, this map makes sense of the spatial patterning of that data.
In April 2018, we contacted our members, and asked them to spend the first week in May 2018 counting their local hedgehogs. They then submitted their sightings. The result of all that collaboration is our first map shown below. Each turquoise dot represents a reported hedgehog sighting. To learn more, please double click on our map.