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Weʼre raising £300 to keep track of Fineshade's Dormice

Fineshade Wood, part of Rockingham Forest in Northamptonshire
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Friends of Fineshade are pretty sure there's a small number of Dormice sleeping through the winter in Fineshade Wood. In the spring they will wake up and start looking for suitable places to build their nests. But they are incredibly secretive and are very seldom seen. Which parts of the wood do they use? What sort of habitat do they like? Can anything be done to manage the wood better to help this very rare and delightful small mammal?

Recently a good new technique has been developed to monitor Dormice: - footprint tunnels. You place a tunnel in the trees with an ink pad at either end and a piece of card in between. When a Dormouse comes along to investigate the tunnel it walks through and leaves its footprints behind. Simple! The cards will be checked every 10 days through the summer and we are forming a team of volunteers for this. What we need now is to buy the tunnels and some other bits of equipment - we are hoping for about 100 tunnels. Please can you help?

You can read lots more details here Tracking Fineshade's Dormice. The project is a collaboration between Friends of Fineshade, the Wildlife Trust BCN and Forestry England.

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  • Barrie Galpin9 days ago
    Barrie Galpin

    Barrie Galpin

    9 days ago

    Thanks again to everyone who contributed. The footprint tunnels and other kit have all arrived ready to be put in place in early May. We're using two locations in Fineshade wood and will be able to have 50 tunnels in each. If there are Dormouse there we're pretty sure they'll leave their tracks for us to find.

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  • Barrie Galpin20 days ago
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    Barrie Galpin

    20 days ago
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    Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this project. We've now exceeded our target and have ordered the footprint tunnels today. Fingers crossed that, in the summer, Dormice find the tunnels and leave their footprints behind! We will keep publishing updates and news about the project on this page of our website www.fineshade.org.uk/dormice

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  • Barrie Galpin20 days ago
    Barrie Galpin

    Barrie Galpin

    20 days ago

    Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this project. We've now exceeded our target and have ordered the footprint tunnels today. Fingers crossed that, in the summe,r Dormice find the tunnels and leave their footprints behind! We will keep publishing updates and news about the project on this page of our website www.fineshade.org.uk/dormice

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Page last updated on: 2/20/2020 16.19

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16

  • Martin Grimes

    Martin Grimes

    Feb 9, 2020

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 9, 2020

    Nigel and other Friends from Desborough

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 7, 2020

    this definitely warrants a mad tea party

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 7, 2020

    Good luck with the project.

    £30.00

  • Nancy Duggan

    Nancy Duggan

    Feb 6, 2020

    Hi Gramps I really hope you can help the dormice. Can't wait to see the footprints.

    £20.00

  • Ian Martin

    Ian Martin

    Feb 5, 2020

    In memory of Shirley Martin

    £40.00

  • Rebecca Bohling

    Rebecca Bohling

    Feb 3, 2020

    From Becks, Miles and Theo

    £30.00

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Fineshade Wood, part of Rockingham Forest in Northamptonshire

Founder members of Friends of Fineshade, Barrie and Trish have lived in the wood for 30 years.

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