Our group is progressively investigating all local woodlands to discover whether they have a dormouse presence. This was started many years ago and has been progressing each year with a further one or two woodlands annually having temporary dormouse tubes fitted. Where a presence is found permanent boxes will be fitted. This year, having fitted some boxes already in previously researched locations, we have continued the investigation and included a further two woodlands in the project. Approximately 50 tubes have been installed in each woodland and these will be checked throughout the summer and autumn. A dedicated team of volunteers have been undertaking the work and choosing the most suitable mounting locations in each area. The task takes a lot of time for both the installation and subsequent monitoring but will hopefully result in assisting the species to survive as they are now endangered.
Volunteers mount dormouse investigation tubes in more woodlands.