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Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont (Part 2)

…the ‘Great Nut Hunt’.

We’ve checked-out their habitat, we’ve made them nest boxes… it’s now time to look for signs of dormice in Coed Dolgoed.

So come along and join us on Saturday 8th December at 2 pm at Coed Dolgoed, Pontrhydfendigaid for  a ‘Great Nut Hunt’ with Dr Jenny Macpherson of the Vincent Wildlife Trust.

  Dormouse Image: John Robinson

Dormice open hazel nuts in a very distinctive way, and searching for these nibbled nuts is a good way to find out if dormouse are present. Jenny will explain what to look for, and tell us more about dormice ecology before giving us the opportunity to put our nut-hunting skills into practice in the woodland.

Hazelnuts opened by dormouse

Meet at 2 pm in the car park at Coed Dolgoed, on the road between Pontrhydfendigaid and Strata Florida. Please be aware that there are no toilets at Coed Dolgoed. The nearest shop is in Pontrhydfendigaid.

Bring waterproofs, suitable footwear (paths could be muddy and wet), and gloves. All welcome – suitable for all ages. The event will last about 2 hours.

This event is part of our ‘Wildlife Where you Live‘ project, organised in conjunction with Bont Woodland group and Bont Youth group, through the Communities First programme.

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