Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Training Course 2017

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.

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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.

 

Briddlesford Dormouse Weekend – 21/22 May 2016

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

How to survey inactive dormice

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The eighth in the series looks at how to survey inactive dormice in torpor.

How to survey young dormice

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The seventh in the series looks at how to survey young dormice.

How to check a nest box with multiple active dormice

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.

How to weigh and record dormice

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The fifth in the series looks at how to weigh and record dormice.

How to handle and sex dormice

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The fourth in the series looks at how to handle and sex dormice.

How to check a dormouse nest box

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The third in the series looks at how to check a dormouse nest box.

Kit needed for a dormouse box check

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The second in the series looks at the kit needed for a box check.

Dormouse training on the Isle of Wight

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.white@ptes.org.

Please note that the courses are restricted to a maximum of 6 people to ensure as much handling experience as possible.

How to put up a dormouse nest box

Peoples Trust for Endangered Species have a new series of useful dormouse training videos that can be found on their website here. The first in the series looks at how to put up a dormouse nest box.