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Conservation Thursday - Dormouse Box Making

14 February 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Places Available

Join in with a variety of wildlife and conservation projects at Slade Houe Farm, Sidmouth. Meet like-minded people, learn new skills, get some fresh air and help our local wildlife.

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Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.

Our own field surveys for the National Dormouse Monitoring Programme have identified the presence of Dormice in the area. Dormice are a protected species in Britain and regarded as a priority for conservation action. The South West of England provides a stronghold for Dormice but changes in woodland management, farming practices, loss of hedgerows and fragmentation of woodland have all taken a toll on their numbers nationally. Dormouse boxes help us to monitor their abundance here at the Donkey Sanctuary; this data is also collated by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species for national analysis.

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Tools will be provided, however please bring your own gloves.

Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for while we are working.

No experience necessary – just plenty of enthusiasm!

These are free events, however, booking is required.

How to book

To book a place and for further information about this and future volunteer days, please contact Daniel Brown.

Telephone: 01395 573162
Email: conservation@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk