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The Hampshire Dormouse Group is planning on trialling the dormouse tracking tunnels that they have had a lot of success with in Switzerland, but each tracking tunnel requires three orange juice or milk juice cartons so we will need a few of those.
We would be grateful if you could save any that you get so that we can start building some of these tunnels.
Details to follow of how and when we plan to put these together and put them up.
The Hampshire Dormouse Group dormouse ecology training course was held over two evenings on the 2nd and 3rd March 2015. Topics covered included dormouse ecology and physiology, conservation, survey methods, historical landscape ecology, habitat appraisal, legislation and habitat management.
Over 20 HDG members and non-members attended, however the course proved more popular than was anticipated with a waiting list. As a result the course will be run again during late 2015 – look out for details on the website and blog.
We have updated our events list for 2015. We hope to see you at the events below. More details will be posted prior to the events.
Saturday 7 March – HBIC Recorders Forum
Saturday 28 March – Hampshire Ornithological Society Open Day
Saturday 30 May – Fleet Pond Wildlife Day
Saturday 5 September – Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair
I can now confirm that the Hampshire Dormouse Group 2015 training event will take place over two evenings on the 2nd and 3rd of March between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. The course will be a workshop format and cover the following topics over the two evenings: dormouse ecology, legislation and conservation, survey methods, habitat management and training for a dormouse licence.
The venue will be the EPR offices in Micheldever (thank you again to EPR for hosting!).
A copy of the programme will follow. The course is open to both HDG members and non-members.
There will be a nominal charge of £15 for HDG members and £20 for non-members which will go to the HDG to fund future dormouse activities.
Please e-mail me to confirm a place if you would like to attend.
The Hampshire Dormouse Group AGM will be on Wednesday 28th January 2015 at 7.30 at the EPR Offices in Micheldever. We have invited Tristan Norton, the Senior Ecologist in the Ecology team at Hampshire Council, to talk at the AGM. Either he, or one of his team, will give us an overview on how the council considers dormouse mitigation proposals and he will highlight some recent case studies.
It is important that we have a good attendance at the AGM, you will be updated on what we have achieved and what we would like to do next year; the committee needs to be voted in and we have a speaker. An Agenda will be circulated closer to the date.
Please confirm your attendance on doodle
Hampshire Dormouse Group is a voluntary group, run by and for volunteers, but we do not have charitable status. We fundraise at the public events we attend, and are always looking for new ways to raise money to support the group’s activities within dormouse conservation in Hampshire. The money we raise through fundraising and membership fees goes towards a range of items and activities, including purchasing box checking kits for licenced dormouse monitors; producing leaflets for the public and landowners about the group and about dormice; providing materials for public engagement work we carry out; and paying for the group’s insurance.
If you would like to donate any money to the group, or you have any suggestions for how we could raise funds in the future on our limited resources, please contact usthrough this website – we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Community Woodfair at Chandlers Ford
Saturday 30th August 2014
Our next event is at the Community Woodfair at Chandlers Ford… The event runs from 10am till 5pm and attracts around 2000 people. Set within a woodland the event aims to highlight traditional woodland management techniques, with members from the Hampshire coppice group, chainsaw artists, forest school and lots of children’s activities. The event is free to attend with only some small charges for certain activities.
The Hampshire Dormouse Group will be there offering opportunities to find our more about dormice in Hampshire as well as creative sessions for children to make the popular Pom-Pom dormice! More details including location and directions can be found on the Test Valley Borough Council website.
We look forward to seeing you there!
We need help setting up, manning the stand throughout the day, and helping pack up at the end. The day will include making Pom-Pom dormice. Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to help us out on the day please let us know. Thank you.