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Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Workshop 

Sat 27 Jul 2013 09.30 h - 17.00 h
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Activity Description:

Kent Mammal Group are running a Dormouse Ecology and Conservation Workshop at Wildwood on Saturday 27th July. This course is aimed at volunteers who would like to help monitor a dormouse site for KMG.

The course is offered at a special discounted price of £30 for KMG members who are prepared to train for approximately 2 seasons (the length of time varies depending on your skills and the number of dormice found on site visits) with a licensed dormouse monitor then, once licensed, to monitor a site for Kent Mammal Group a minimum of one year. If you are not already a KMG member you can sign up on the day of the course.  To obtain your licence you will also be expected to attend a Dormouse Handling Workshop.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at Wildwood for more information.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.  You should be up- to-date with your anti-tetanus vaccination before handling animals.


09:30                Introduction

09.45                Dormouse Ecology

10.45                Refreshment break

11.05               Dormouse Conservation

-                       history of dormouse research

-                       survey techniques and monitoring schemes

-                       habitat management

12.25                Lunch (you can bring a packed lunch or buy hot food/snacks from cafe)

13.15                Visit woodland with nest boxes -  practical session: handling, sexing,   weighing

16.10               Refreshment break

16.30                Dormouse legislation, How to obtain a licence

17.00                Close

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