Wednesday, 9 November 2011

signs of mice

Dunster Estate volunteers Brian and Caroline have found signs of habitation in dormouse boxes erected earlier this year in one of the estate's woodlands, but the rodenty residents are not the intended ones we were hoping for!
Wood mice are making best use of the boxes, with many showing signs of nest building, and four with mice in them at the stime of survey- one with two in!
Birds nests have also been found in the boxes, so, although not dormice, we are very pleased that they are being used, and who knows if it is good enough for wood mice, we might find dormice in there next year?!

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