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.

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- 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

Members Trip to Briddlesford Copse, I.O.W. Thursday 18th July 2019

This trip is for Hampshire Dormouse Group members, to the PTES reserve Briddlesford Copse, on the Isle of Wight. This is a great opportunity to get some experience in checking dormouse boxes and potentially handling dormice if they are present on the day.

Cost (including transport from Cowes): £30.

See attached flier for more information. To book your place, fill in the booking form and return to Alison Hogan on alisonhogan22@btinternet.com.

IOW event flier July 2019

HDG Booking Form July 2019 IOW Trip

Fleet Pond Wildlife Day, Sunday 2nd June 2019. 10:00- 16:00

We’ll be at the Wildlife Day at Fleet Pond with our HDG stand. Please come and say hello, ask questions about training and events, learn about dormice and make a pom pom dormouse or dormouse mask to take home! Hope to see you there!

Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course- April 2019


Hampshire Dormouse Group are holding a training event for members and non members this April on dormouse ecology and conservation. This event will take place over two evenings, and will cover relevant legislation, dormouse identification and life cycles, as well as survey techniques, dormouse conservation and habitat management.

Dormouse Conservation and Ecology Training Course April 2019

Please complete and fill in the booking form here to reserve your place:

HDG Booking Form – Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Course – April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Hampshire Dormouse Group is organising a members only trip to the Briddlesford Copse on the Isle of Wight on Friday 21st July 2017. For further details, please see the attached flyer.

Information on how to book your space will follow shortly.


New Forest and Hampshire County Show – 26-28th July 2016

Dear Members
The next event that the HDG information stand will be appearing at will be the New Forest Show 2016. If anyone would like to help on the stand talking to the general public about dormouse and our work, plus all the fun of making pompom dormouse your time would be greatly appreciated. To encourage members and assist with possible costs/expenses the committee is willing to compensate members up to £25 per day for their commitment. Plus, free entry (full adult price £20) to the show ground.
The event details are as follows;
26th July 2016, Tuesday

27th July 2016, Wednesday

28th July 2016, Thursday
0830 – 1830 hrs
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QH
We are still very short of helpers to assist on the exhibit stand, so please let me know if you are interested in helping, even if it is only for a few hours.

Noar Hill – Dormouse Check

Hi everyone,

Emma is planning to carry out s dormouse check at Noar Hill this weekend weather permitting. Either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd May 2016.

Please contact Emma if interested: