How to put up a dormouse nest box

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The first in the series looks at how to put up a dormouse nest box.

Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair – Volunteers needed

Hello all,

We are looking for volunteers to help to man a stand at this years Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair in Chandlers Ford on Saturday 5 September 2015 from 10am till 5pm. Ideally we require enough people to run shifts throughout the day plus setting up and taking down. Set up will be from 9am.
If you are interested in helping out (even if just for a little while) please contact us.

Many thanks


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About Dormice

The hazel dormouse is unlike other rodents, being long lived and highly specialised in it’s ability to hibernate.

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Fleet Pond Wildlife Event – 30th May 2015

We are looking to attend the Fleet Pond Wildlfie Event on Saturday 30 May and need volunteers to help on the day.

If you are able to help out at Fleet pond wildlife event please can you respond using the link below.


Many thanks



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Members posts – How to access ‘protected’ posts

Members events may include surveys that require volunteers to be covered by the groups’ insurance, which you receive as part of your membership with the group.

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Dormouse tracking tunnels

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.

Dormouse Ecology Training Course – 2nd and 3rd March 2015

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.

Events for 2015

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