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
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.
Update: Mottisfont Country Fair – CANCELLED
Unfortunately the Hampshire Dormouse Group is no longer able to attend the following event. Apologies for the short notice and any inconvenience caused. We look forward to seeing you at our next event in June.
Mottisfont Country Fair
Saturday 17th May 2014
Our next event is at Mottisfont Country Fair… ‘Come along and learn traditional countryside skills and persuits’. The event is free (normal admission charges apply) and will begin at 10am, when the gates open, with last admission at 5pm.
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 Mottisfont website.
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 compete the doodle poll.
HBIC Recorders Forum
8th March 2014
The Hampshire Dormouse Group attended the Hampshire Biodiversity Information Centre (HBIC) Recorders forum, which was a great opportunity to talk to other recorders and representatives of community groups who were keen to follow the HDG. There was also the opportunity to gather information about other potential sites within Hampshire.
More information about the HBIC Recorders forum can be found here, with the programme of events throughout the day as follows.
|09.45||10.00||Registration & Coffee|
|10.00||10.05||Welcome & Introduction : Nicky Court, HBIC Manager|
|10.05||10.35||The view over the horizon: Martin Rand, Botanical Society of the British Isles|
|10.35||11.05||The Changing Fortunes of Hampshire’s Birds – A National Perspective. John Eyre, Hampshire Ornithological Society|
|11.15||11.45||How well are Hampshire’s butterflies doing? – Hampshire butterfly trends in a national context: DrAndy Barker, Butterfly Conservation|
|11.45||12.15||Setting up a network of reference sites : Nicky Court, HBIC Manager|
|12.30||13.45||Lunch & displays|
|13.45||14.05||PondNet in Hampshire: DrNaomi Ewald, Freshwater Habitats Trust|
|14.05||14.25||Natterjack conservation – the long view: John Buckley, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation|
|14.25||14.45||Seasearch & Shoresearch : Dr Amy Marsden, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust|
|15.00||15.20||BeeWalk: Walking transects to monitor bumblebees: Richard Comont, Bumblebee Conservation Trust|
|15.20||15.40||Recording birds by sound: Brian Harrison, Wildlife sound recordist|
|15.40||15.45||Summing up and close|