Some Preliminary Results Of The Backyard Wilderness Survey Are Here!

Between March and December 2017 one thousand one hundred and forty-five people took the Backyard Wilderness survey. That's well over 1% of the city's population! Below you'll find some early results:

 Where are respondents from? 293 are from North Lethbridge, 420 are from South Lethbridge, and 410 are from West Lethbridge. The rest hail from elsewhere in Alberta.

Where are respondents from? 293 are from North Lethbridge, 420 are from South Lethbridge, and 410 are from West Lethbridge. The rest hail from elsewhere in Alberta.

 What are the ages of the respondents? 229 are 18-31, 295 are 32-45, 315 are 46-59, 245 are 60-73, 33 are 73-86, and 2 are 87+. The rest did not respond to this question.

What are the ages of the respondents? 229 are 18-31, 295 are 32-45, 315 are 46-59, 245 are 60-73, 33 are 73-86, and 2 are 87+. The rest did not respond to this question.

 1058 out of 1145 people report that animals visit their yards.

1058 out of 1145 people report that animals visit their yards.

 What types of animals do people report as visitors? 723 deer, 693 skunks, 509 rabbits/hares, 276 birds, 240 raccoons, 149 coyotes, 101 porcupines, 69 mice, 60 ground squirrels, and 141 other urban dwelling wild animals. 

What types of animals do people report as visitors? 723 deer, 693 skunks, 509 rabbits/hares, 276 birds, 240 raccoons, 149 coyotes, 101 porcupines, 69 mice, 60 ground squirrels, and 141 other urban dwelling wild animals. 

Stay tuned for more results, including how people know animals are visiting and what attracts wildlife to Lethbridge yards.