Wildlife Monitoring

Wildlife Monitoring on our Open Spaces

One of our key programmes is Wildlife Monitoring. Our dedicated volunteer Wildlife Monitors carry out a wide variety of surveys each year in collaboration with the Hampstead Heath's Conservation Team and Ecologists. The important information they gather helps form the basis of the Heath's conservation work plan, and informs the careful management of the key habitats here.

Volunteers currently get involved in these main surveys:

Wildlife monitors also get involved in other projects such as Oak Processionary Moth surveys with the Heath's Tree Team, and the London Natural History Society Hampstead Heath Surveys.


Join the Team

We welcome new volunteers to join our wildlife monitoring team, whatever your level of expertise. To get involved in these projects click here.


Reptile Monitoring trainingBrown hawker egg-laying in Hampstead Pond (c) Anne MurrayNight time torch survey for HedgehogsBrimstone butterfly (c) Jo MaddoxGrass snake found in the Bird Sanctuary (c) Duncan ChapmanHedgehog found on a night time torch surveyNight time torch survey for Hedgehogs