dormouse

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dormouse

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The name and pump clip were inspired by the recent release of dormice into the local woodland.
A lack of coppicing in woods means the dormice have lost preferred habitat of young tree growth and bushes.
The nest boxes have been attached to trees and filled with branches, water, seeds and fruit for the dormice.
Exeter University analysed records from a national dormice monitoring programme run by the People's Trust for Endangered Species which collects information on the tiny mammals in 17,000 nest boxes in 400 woodlands.
Dr Wendy Harris from Swansea University undertakes the monitoring of dormice at Brynwithan and helps with the monitoring at Rhos Cefn Bryn.
Monitoring of sites for dormice populations in May or June each year has revealed numbers falling by 38% since 2000, the State Of Britain's Dormice report from the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) said.
All newly captured dormice were individually marked with subcutaneously injected PIT-tags (Trovan, ID 162 Isonorm).
00pm Terry Wogan and Mason McQueen (below) arrive in the Roman city of Bath, where they seek out the finest delicacies, from beetroot sorbet to honey glazed dormice.
The scientists also discovered that power-napping can help late-born garden dormice overcome these unfavorable odds.
WILLIAMS, Marcia The Romans, Gods, Emperors and Dormice Walker, 2013 unpaged $29.
Mainly found in Europe, dormice take naps that last for more than half a year
DORMICE have been found in a North Wales wood for the first time since the 1990s.