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Mammals on Road App

July sees the start of Mammals on Roads, the PTES nationwide survey of mammal sightings along single-carriage roads and they'd love you to take part. To make it even easier to record sightings of mammals – dead or alive - on the move, they've launched a brand new app for iOS9 and above, and Android 7. This app is free, easy to use, with informative audio descriptions of a whole host of mammals, from hedgehogs and hares, to badgers and bats. Find out more >

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Yellowhammers and conservation on farmland

Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's summary of their paper on how yellowhammers use conservation management areas on farmland. Key points; Yellowhammers prefer to select territories with access to field margins that are enhanced with flowers and legumes; The presence of song posts and cut hedges is also preferred, but woodland is avoided; Chick-food insects were more numerous in grass margins and enhanced margins than the other habitat types; As enhanced margins contain higher plant diversity, they may support chick food species for longer periods of the year than other habitats.

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