The Riversearch Water Shrew Survey

Water shrew bait tube (Photo: Darren Tansley)

Essex Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers to take part in researching the distribution of water shrews in the county.

Little is known of their current distribution but volunteers can help fill in the gaps by placing survey bait tubes along streams, ponds and ditches and collecting the scats left inside for analysis. Instructions on how to construct the bait tubes and take part in the survey are available here.

Contact: Darren Tansley, Water for Wildlife Officer for details of how to take part! Tel: 01621 862995.