WILDLIFE lovers in Oxfordshire have been called on to count mammals.

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has appealed for Oxfordshire volunteers to take part in its annual Living with Mammals survey which starts on Monday.

The survey, which runs over 13 weeks, asks the public to record sightings of wild mammals they see in their gardens or local green spaces.

Now in its 15th year, the citizen science project relies on members of the public volunteering their time for a few weeks between Monday and the end of June.

Volunteers are required to choose a site close to their home or place of work and spend a short time each week looking out for wild mammals or the signs they leave behind.

Volunteers can record their sightings online or via paper forms.

To take part in PTES’ 2017 Living with Mammals survey register online at ptes.org/living-with-mammals