Nutters Needed… to hunt for dormice!


Be a detective for the day and explore local woods, in the hunt for hazelnuts that have been nibbled by dormice.

Join the Cordiale* Project team this Saturday (17th November) to learn more about this precious mammal that has made its home in the Tamar Valley.

Simon Bates, Cordiale Project Officer, explains the importance of this event, “We need to know more about where dormice are in the Tamar Valley. Not many records are held, but we are sure they are out there just awaiting discovery.  The Valley has large areas of woodland that have the potential to be utilised for woodfuel, but we need a better understanding of what lives in this habitat and the impact woodfuel may have on our flora & fauna”.

The event will begin at Bere Ferrers Church Hall, at 1:00pm with a light lunch. Naturalist & ecologist, Steve Carroll, will give a talk on dormice, followed by a walk to local woodlands. Tea and cake will also be provided, with the session ending at 5:00pm.

The project group are keen to discover dormouse activity within woodlands across St Dominick, Calstock, Buckland Monachorum and Bere Ferrers parishes.

For further details, or to book your place on this FREE event, please contact Simon Bates, 07792 484049 ,

*This work is part of the EU-funded project ‘Cordiale’ – selected under the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, and co-funded by the ERDF.


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