Speckled Wood on Bramble
Howardian
Local Nature Reserve

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Year end Data Digest 2009
Boxes and Tubes    First Survey 2009    Survey Routine   
Data  2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017  

First Full Year of Monitoring
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2009 has been our first full year of monitoring the Dormouse activity at Howardian LNR. During the season (May-November) boxes and tubes were surveyed once a month. Records show that Dormice are present and thriving on the reserve with at least three females producing litters the largest being of five youngsters. The photograph below shows the typical browner coat colour of juvenile Dormice.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Checking Dormouse boxes
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Juvenile Dormouse showing the
  browner colour of the young

Survey Data 2009

MonthNests Dormice ♂    J   Y
May 3 1 1 - -   -
June 4 2 2 - -   -
July 5 1 1 - -   -
August 9 13 1 3 3   6
September 10 5 - - 5   -
October 15 10 2 1 7   -
November 15 1 - 1 -   -
♂ = Adult Male, ♀ = Adult Female, J = Juvenile, Y = Young

Taking data
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The survey was conducted between May and November, seven surveys in all. Thirty boxes and eighteen tubes were placed on the reserve, checked once a month, and contents recorded. Early in the season Blue and Great Tits had nested in some boxes, later some were found with Woodmice in residence and in October we found a Pygmy Shrew. Dormice were found in eight distinct locations on the reserve.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Pygmy Shrew ~ October
All photographs have been taken on the reserve © Friends of Howardian LNR

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