*Free Webinar* 10th February 2022

What have hedgerows ever done for us? (And what we can do for them in return)

10th February 2022 1900- 2030.

As part of the Dormouse Reintroduction Programme PTES began to get interested in hedgerow surveys as a way to quantify habitat quality between local reintroduction sites. This has developed into a much larger project with PTES managing the Great British Hedgerow Survey. This survey assesses the current state of the hedge and provides management advice for the landowner. Hedgerow Officer, Megan Gimber will be delivering an excellent talk about this project.

Book your free ticket here: https://shop.ptes.org/product/ticket/what-have-hedgerows-ever-done-for-us-and-what-we-can-do-for-them-in-return-10-february-2022/

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course 2022

See details below for the Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course 2022, which is to be held via MS Teams on Monday 7th, 14th and 21st March 2022, 1900-2100.

Training Event Flier

Booking Form

If you would like to book a place, please fill out the booking form and send to Kathryn.steele@outlook.com

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Dormouse Group AGM

Members are invited to attend this year’s AGM which will be held via MS teams on Monday 7th February from 7.30pm.

This year’s guest speaker will be Lorna Griffiths, Chair of Nottinghamshire Dormouse Group, who monitor three populations of dormice in the County. They are looking at the spread of dormice from the three sites, and have initiated various novel techniques of surveying and monitoring dormice. Lorna is licenced to PIT tag dormice and has recently started a project to mark all dormice found.

If you would like to attend, please contact hampshiredormousegroup@gmail.com by Friday 4th February to register.

Test Valley Dormouse Project Hedge Planting

Come and join the Test Valley Dormouse Project to help plant hedging plants on the Faccombe Estate, near Andover on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th January 2022, 10am- 2pm.

For more info click here.

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course

This years training course will be held on MS Teams over three evenings- Monday 8th, 15th and 22nd March 2021, 19:00- 21:00.

If you would like to register, please complete the attached form and make payment using the details attached.

If you were previously signed up to the course in 2020 which was cancelled, you would have been contacted regarding carrying over your registration.

Dormouse training event 2021 Flier March 2021.

Dormouse training event booking form March 2021

Dates for your Diary 2021

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 9th February at 7.30pm via MS Teams. This will include an update to the year as well as an introduction to the Countryside Survey and how to get involved. If you would like to attend, please sign up by emailing hampshiredormousegroup@gmail.com

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course

To be held over three evenings on MS Teams- 8th, 15th and 22nd March. Look out for details coming up soon on how to sign up.

Membership Renewals

We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the last year, in what has been a difficult time for everyone. It is that time of year when we are asking for membership renewals.

Please could you transfer fees directly to the bank using the details below:

Bank: Co-operative Bank

Account No. 65717846

Sort Code: 08-92-99

Membership is £10 for individual members, £15 for household membership. Please email hampshiredormousegroup@gmail.com to let us know you’ve paid. If payment is not received by 1st March 2021, we will assume you no longer wish to continue your membership.

Anyone who joined the group from 1st July 2020 does not need to renew their membership until next year.

Thank you again for your support.

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Course Postponed.

Unfortunately, given the current situation with COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to postpone the Dormouse Ecology and Conservation course, which was due to take place on 20-21st April.

We will hope to run this course again later in the year, and will keep you updated when we have a new date.

For now, we will be offering refunds to those who have already booked on- Please get in touch with Alison- alisonhogan22@btinternet.com

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2020, 6pm-9pm. Sparsholt College, Winchester.

This popular training course is split over two evenings, and is ideal for those with either a general interest in Dormice or those looking to work towards their dormouse licence. The course includes an introduction to relevant legislation, dormouse identification and life cycles, as well as survey techniques, practical habitat management and the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme.

Use the form below to book your place. Members- £30, Non Members- £40 (to include 1 year’s membership).

Dormouse Training Event Flier 2020  

HDG Booking Form – Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Course – April 2020


Hampshire Dormouse Group AGM

Don’t forget it’s the Hampshire Dormouse Group AGM on Tuesday 11th February 2020, 7.30pm in the Animal Management Building, Sparsholt College, Hampshire.


  1. Introduction and Chairs report
  2. Membership and finance
  3. Aims and Constitution
  4. Events
  5. Training
  6. Summary Test Valley Dormouse Project
  7. Launch County-wide Survey
  8. 2019 Committee stand down
  9. 2020 Committee elected


10. Guest Speaker- Tristan Norton, HCC.


HDG Social- Wednesday 6th November!

Appologies, previous blog post should read Wednesday 6th November!

We’ll be at the Pheonix Inn, Twyford at 7.30pm on Wednesday 6th November for HDG social.

Hope to see you there!


HDG Social- this Wednesday 6th, Pheonix Inn, Twyford. 7.30pm.

Don’t forget to join us this Wednesday 6th November for our HDG social at the Pheonix Inn, Twyford.


From 7.30pm, come and have a drink and a chat with the committee about our upcoming projects in Hampshire and get to know more about how you can help.


See you there!

Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair, Chandlers Ford. Saturday 7th September 2019, 10:00-17:00

We’ll be at the Zionshill Copse Community Woodfair nr. Chandlers Ford on Saturday 7th September. Come and say hello! Find out more about dormice, training and events. You can even make a pom pom dormouse or fask mask to take away!

Find out more about the woodfair at www.testvalley.gov.uk