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.
Please complete and fill in the booking form here to reserve your place:
HDG will be running a training course on dormouse ecology and conservation this November over two evenings at Sparshlot College near Winchester on Monday 27th November and Tuesday 28th November. It will be an ideal course for those with either a general interest in dormice as well as those looking to work towards their dormice handling licence. For further details and booking information please click on the below links:
It is open to both members and non – members and we look forward to seeing you there.
The next dormouse check at Briddlesford Reserve on the Isle of Wight is on the 21st/22nd May.
It is a great opportunity to gain dormouse survey experience and an enjoyable weekend in the woodland.
Would any unlicensed members of the HDG like to come?
There would be costs for food, accommodation and travel but the weekend itself is free.
This is a rare opportunity as spaces are usually booked up well in advance, so please let us know if you are interested in coming along via the contact us page.
Joanne and Ian
Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The sixth in the series looks at how to check a nest box with multiple active dormice.
The Isle of Wight is an excellent place to see and gain handling experience for your dormouse licence.
People’s Trust for Endangered Species are running two 3-day courses on the island on 7th – 9th September and 6th – 8th October. The cost is £450 per person for 3 days.
Details can be found here http://ptes.org/events/category/training-courses/ or email Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the courses are restricted to a maximum of 6 people to ensure as much handling experience as possible.