International Dormouse Conference and international visitors

The UK had a good representation at the 9th International Dormouse Conference that was held in Denmark in September 2014. I presented a talk on Dormouse life History from the NDMP and the Europeans were amazed at the length of time the NDMP has been running, the geographical scope of the monitoring programme and the amount of data we have collated. They were also very interested in dormouse conservation in general and volunteer engagement. Livia Haag, the sole dormouse representative from Switzerland, Birgit Rotter, the sole dormouse representative from Austria and Nora Wuttke from Germany were very interested in a trip to the UK to see how we do things here.

They are arriving on Monday August 17th and staying near Basingstoke. On Tuesday we’ll be visiting Briddlesford Woods on the IoW so they can see how we run an NDMP site and to look at the woodland management. The following day we’ll be looking at some sites that are due to be developed and looking at survey and mitigation. In the evening there will be a social evening for members of HDG at The Dove Inn in Micheldever to meet Livia, Brigit and Nora and to find out the current state of dormice and their conservation in their respective countries. This is a HDG event – please try and attend.On Thursday we will visit two reintroduction sites at Maulden Woods in Bedfordshire and Little Lindford wood in Buckinghamshire and then go to see Paul Manchester to look at his set-up for breeding dormice for the reintroduction programme.

Livia, Birgit and Nora will be leaving us on Friday morning and heading into London; Nora’s very keen on going to Kings Cross to see platform 9 ¾…..

Social Evening at the Dove Inn, Micheldever – 19th August 2015

In the evening there will be a social for members of HDG at The Dove Inn in Micheldever to meet Livia, Brigit and Nora and to find out the current state of dormice and their conservation in their respective countries. This is a HDG event – please try and attend.

If you can make it please complete the doodle poll below http://doodle.com/b5t632vdszhhh9sn

Hope to see you on the 19th

Ian White

Members Event at Dove Inn, Micheldever – 19th August 2015

The Europeans are very interested in dormouse conservation in general and volunteer engagement. Livia Haag, from Switzerland, Birgit Rotter, from Austria and Nora Wuttke from Germany were very interested in a trip to the UK to see how we do things here. 

They are visiting Hampshire from 17th – 20th August and staying near Basingstoke. On Wednesday 19th we’ll be looking at some sites that are due to be developed and looking at survey and mitigation. In the evening there will be a social evening for members of HDG at The Dove Inn in Micheldever to meet Livia, Brigit and Nora and to find out the current state of dormice and their conservation in their respective countries. This is a HDG event – please try and attend. 

If you can make it please complete the doodle poll below – http://doodle.com/b5t632vdszhhh9sn

Hope to see you on the 19th

Ian

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

Charlotte

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Training Event 2015

Dear All,

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.

Kind regards,

Emily

emily.castel@aecom.com

Annual General Meeting 2015

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.

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