15th September: LENS invite you to monitor dormouse nestboxes

Published on: Wednesday, 14th August 2019

The Long Eaton Natural History Society invites you to join with the Notts Wildlife Trust to monitor dormouse nextboxes at Treswell Wood.

The meet begins on Sunday 15th September meeting at the Treswell Wood entrance at 9:15am for a 9:30am start.

The postcode is DN22 0ED which takes you to the farm opposite the wood.  If you are coming from the direction of Grove, go past the edge of the wood, then the gate is on the right before the farm and should be open to let cars in to park.  The pin dropped on the map on the web page is on the edge of the wood, but the gate is further on, round a bend and is tricky to see until you are on top of it.  Apparently, this makes it sound more difficult to find that it really is!

The walk will be led by a representative from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and usually runs over lunch into the afternoon, although attendees are not obliged to stay until the end.

September is usually one of the best months.  In July, eight adults were found along with two juveniles and three litters in these boxes. 

Numbers are limited so if you would like to take up this offer of seeing dormice up close and personal, contact Joan at joan.breakwell @ yahoo.co.uk, contacting her by the end of August.  The cost is £1.50 for LENS members, £2.50 for others.  Children must be accompanied by a responsible person.  Car sharing can be arranged by contacting Stuart on 07904 169987 or by e-mail to lensnaturalhistory @ gmail.com.

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