Leicester Lit & Phil Natural History Section - Bringing Dormice Home

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    Ian White, People’s Trust for Endangered Species, online via Zoom


    The dormouse reintroduction programme started in 1993 when 49 dormice were released in a woodland in Cambridgeshire. A reintroduction was done every year, releasing dormice in different woods in different counties in the hope that these animals would then start to disperse into the wider landscape. The programme changed in 2013 when three reintroductions were done in three woods in close proximity in Nottinghamshire. Here the aim was to work with local landowners to improve the hedged connections between the woods to enable the dormouse populations to meet up in the future to create a larger metapopulation. We’ll hear how well that project has been working and look at implications for further reintroductions. Join us online from 7pm for 7.30 - refreshments served from 7pm!

    The Natural History Section is a registered charity with the aim of encouraging greater appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of natural history, particularly in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (VC55). All Natural History Section members will be sent details via email. We are funded by membership subscriptions but non-members are welcome to join us at these events - we would like to ask all non-members for a voluntary donation (£5 suggested amount) for this online session to help fund our objectives: https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/leicester-natural-history-section

    Natural History Section members will be sent details via email. Non-members - if you would like to join us online via Zoom at 7.00pm on Wednesday 03.03.2021, book your place here: https://forms.gle/ACoyxaQd8dXEWw9e8

    We will send an email to the address you submit with instructions on how to join on the day of the meeting.