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Dormice Found at The Ghyll

posted 2 Oct 2010, 10:14 by Haley Whittall   [ updated 2 Oct 2010, 11:59 ]
Dormice have been found nesting in the nest tubes that were put up in The Ghyll several months ago.  They have also been recorded at another site in Crowborough in recent weeks.  These are really significant finds of a highly protected animal that is thought to be in serious decline in the UK.

Crowborough Conservation wishes to raise the funds to set up permanent Dormouse boxes which provide better opportunities for Dormice and are a more reliable method of monitoring them.  Hopefully, this will also give us the chance  to set up some Dormouse field trips next year so that we can all get a close look at an animal which few people have ever seen.  See our blog for more information about dormice.


Dormouse Nest at The Ghyll
The photo is of one of the nests found at The Ghyll.  The Dormouse ran up the tree to avoid being photographed!  The nest was put back in the tube and will be re-used by the Dormouse.