In October 2015 we started a dormouse feeding signs (hazel nut) project on Wenlock Edge. The project aims to survey the entirety of Wenlock Edge in National Trust ownership and will therefore be undertaken over a number of years on a number of occasions between September and December. The goal of the project is to see if dormouse feeding signs can be found in every area of Wenlock Edge where there is fruiting Hazel.
We are continuing with this project this year and it is the more the merrier when it comes to searching the leaf litter for nibbled nuts! The dates for the surveys are:
Wednesday 1st November
Thursday 9th November
Thursday 23rd November
Wednesday 6th December
Surveys run from 10am-2pm, you can leave early but it will be up to you to get back to your car. An email will be sent the day before with information on the meeting place and to confirm whether the survey will be going ahead (they will be cancelled if weather conditions are too poor). You will need to dress for adverse weather conditions, wear sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Please be aware that on occasion we may be walking on a steep slope, off footpaths and through thick vegetation. Survey sheets, instructions, equipment and maps will be provided for you on the day and previous experience and knowledge of surveys and/or dormice is not required. If you are interested in taking part, contact Kate by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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