Ewald (2004) in the Hampshire Dormouse Survey gave a comprehensive account of the distribution and status of dormice in Hampshire. An updated summary by McFadyen, Rumble and Thomas (2004) gives an update to this work and was a public participation survey held across the county during the autumn and winter of 2004. Both of these reports are available in Hampshire Dormouse Maps
The finding of the 2004 survey, which used nut hunt methodology, suggest that dormice are still relatively widespread within Hampshire. Dormice occur naturally at low population densities, and this is likely to be the case in Hampshire – the county should still be considered as one of the national strongholds for this species in the UK. Given that the species’ distribution and population size are still considered to be declining within the UK, ongoing sympathetic management of the dormouse habitat is important.