It’s dormouse week!

Time to celebrate 30 years of the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme: https://ptes.org/campaigns/dormice/surveying-and-monitoring-hazel-dormice/national-dormouse-monitoring-programme-ndmp/

Dormoused hazel nuts

Time to take a walk and go nut-hunting for hazel nuts opened by dormice. And please record them here: https://ptes.org/campaigns/dormice/surveying-and-monitoring-hazel-dormice/national-dormouse-database-ndd/

And time to consider and think about the fact that numbers of the hazel dormice have declined by 52% since 1995.

Torpid dormouse

We still have them in Cornwall and in several of our project parishes. This week and next, a few of us will be checking dormouse nest boxes (under license) and will report on what we find.

Dormouse and nest box

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