England: New Arrival No. 1 At The Jeskyns Dormouse Boxes ! – Great News (11.8/17).

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Here you will see photographs of some of the (50) Dormouse boxes made a few years ago to try and encourage them back into the area at Jeskyns Park.

Well the great news today (11/8/17) is that we have our first Dormouse in one of the boxes.  You can see a picture of him here.  A very well equipped male by all accounts !

 

After a health and weight check, the mouse was returned to the box so that it could get back to sleep.

In the UK, you have to be licensed to be able to access boxes and to handle the animals.  This little guy was found recently during a check of all the boxes by a licensed ranger.

3 boxes had nests in but the other 2 were empty when inspected.  Maybe they also have occupants and they were out shopping or something !

Great news – we are very happy.  Lets hope this is just the start of many, many more !  New Arrival No. 1.

Tell me more about them – please go to:

https://ptes.org/get-informed/facts-figures/hazel-common-dormouse-muscardinus-avellanarius/

 

Status & conservation

Native and localised. Hazel dormice are rare and vulnerable to extinction in the UK.

They are a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

They are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

 

 

 

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