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.
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.