Speckled Wood on Bramble
Howardian
Local Nature Reserve

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Year end Data Digest 2010
Boxes and Tubes    First Survey 2009    Survey Routine   
Data  2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017  
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
   Snow covered Nest Box January 2010

Second Year of Monitoring
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Following the cold winter, this second year of monitoring the Dormouse activity, has seen an increase in Dormice numbers. Howardian LNR now has it's own licence holders who, with registered assistants, form the Dormouse Survey Team. Nest Tubes have been removed and extra boxes placed on the reserve to bring the total up to fifty-two. Existing boxes were cleaned in February when a hibernating Dormouse was found, photograph below.

Survey Data 2010

MonthNests Dormice ♂    J   Y
May 6 6 3 3 -   -
June 9 7 1 4 -   2
July 16 23 5 5 9   4
August 23 5 3 2 -   -
September 24 13 4 4 5   -
October 29 31 4 2 25   -
November 20 4 1 1 2   -
♂ = Adult Male, ♀ = Adult Female, J = Juvenile, Y = Young

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
    Hibernating Dormouse ~ February
Dormouse in tree - November

Box Surveys
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Fifty-two boxes were surveyed between May and November, seven surveys in all, they were checked once a month, contents recorded and registered with The County Ecologist, SeWBREC, NRW and NDMP. Early in the season Blue and Great Tits had nested in 21, 40% of the boxes, in August six boxes contained roosting Orange Underwing Moths later some were found with Woodmice in residence. Dormice activity was found in all fifteen nest box areas around the reserve.

All photographs have been taken on the reserve © Friends of Howardian LNR

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