Speckled
Wood on Bramble
Howardian
Local Nature Reserve

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Location Map


Habitats

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Dormice

Birds

Invertebrates

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Moths

Fauna list

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& Liverworts


Flora list

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Information


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

Third Year of Monitoring
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After a successful 2010 season we went into our third year full of optomism. Recent cold winters and the provision of Nest Boxes providing secure shelter from predators, have combined to show an increase in recorded Dormice numbers.
The 2009 survey found an average of 8.7 dormice per survey, 2010 12.7 and over the same period in 2011 14 dormice per survey.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
    Dormouse Reed
Nest

Survey Data 2011

Month Nests  Dormice  ♂      J   Y
April 5 7 3 2 2   -
May 10 12 4 6 2   -
June 20 14 3 4 5   2
July 18 13 5 5 2   1
August 23 26 3 5 1   17
September* 10 16 2 1 13   -
October 20 14 - - 14   -
November 17 3 - - 3   -
♂ = Adult Male, ♀ = Adult Female, J = Juvenile, Y = Young

Box Surveys
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Eight monthly surveys were conducted, April to November, with the contents recorded and registered with The County Ecologist, SeWBREC, NRW and NDMP. In April Blue and Great Tits had nested in 33 of the boxes a Wren in another with four hosting Solitary Wasp nests. *September's survey had to be curtailed due to rain, 27 boxes were checked. In October 17 boxes were occupied by woodmice. Dormice activity was found in all areas of the reserve.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
    Dormouse Reed
Nest
All photographs have been taken on the reserve © Friends of Howardian LNR

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