Speckled Wood on Bramble
Howardian
Local Nature Reserve

Introduction

Aerial View &
Location Map


Habitats

Animals

Dormice

Birds

Invertebrates

Butterflies

Moths

Fauna list

Plants

Orchids

Trees/Shrubs

Fungi

Lichen, Moss
& Liverworts


Flora list

Vistas

Slideshows

Snowscenes

Viewpoints

Nature Trail

Friends' Group

Management

History/Archive

Useful
Information


Contact

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Dormouse Boxes and Tubes
Boxes and Tubes    First Survey 2009    Survey Routine   
Data  2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016  

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Packing dormouse boxes Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Cutting wire for dormouse box

Dormouse Boxes and Nest Tubes were introduced to the reserve during the spring of 2009


Dormouse Boxes
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A 2008 survey, carried out by Michael Woods Associates, showed that Dormice are resident on the reserve. The Dormouse population and it's activity will be monitored with the help of 30 Dormouse Boxes fitted to branches of trees and shrubs.

Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Fitting dormouse box
Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Fitted dormouse box


Fitting the boxes
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During March 30 wooden boxes were numbered and wired, in groups, to trees and shrubs in seven locations around the reserve. The boxes were expertly made by Pont Woodcrafts, Woodfieldside Business Park in Blackwood which provides vocational training and work opportunities for people with learning disabilities.


Nest Tubes
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At the beginning of April 18 Nest Tubes, made from corrugated plastic sheet and wood, were numbered and placed around the reserve to cover areas without Dormouse Boxes.

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

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