Dormice in Hampshire and the I.O.W.

hazel dormouse woodland

Extremely elusive and increasingly rare, the hazel dormouse is unlike other rodents, being long-lived and highly specialised in its ability to hibernate. The hazel dormouse is shy, secretive and nocturnal, so you are not very likely to see a dormouse, but quite a lot is now known about this elusive animal. Find out more about our dormice in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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