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Can you help us build a house for a dormouse?

Posted: Friday 5th January 2018 by MonitoringandResearch

Dormouse box building by Ian ScaifeDormouse box building by Ian Scaife

Calling all carpenters! We are looking for volunteers to help build nest boxes for dormice

If you have the space and tools to make wooden nest boxes we would like to hear from you. We are looking to recruit some keen carpenters to build new homes for our local dormouse populations. We can provide instructions and all building materials required. 

Dormouse boxes provide shelter and a place to hibernate for protected dormice Muscardinus avellanarius and other small mammals. In addition, they are used to monitor the dormouse populations on the Wildlife Trust BCN's nature reserves.

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To learn more about dormice you can download the mammal society factsheet.

This timelapse video shows volunteer Ian Scaife buildling a dormouse nest box:



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