Cross Land – Dormouse Monitoring
Seasons Ecology is donating 50 dormouse boxes to a local Woodland Trust site on the Somerset/Devon border with the intention of registering and monitoring the site on a voluntary basis under the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme.
The boxes are being made and supplied by Specialised Nestboxes, a local company based on the Mendip Hills, and it is hoped that they will be erected in February 2016. As a minimum two box checks will be carried out each year, one in either May or June (pre-breeding) and then one in either September or October (post-breeding).
The monitoring will aim to provide the Woodland Trust with information to inform future management of the site and help the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species increase their knowledge of the distribution and abundance of dormice in the UK.
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