We are really excited to announce that Peter Cooper is going to be running the Harvest Mouse Project this winter. Peter will be leading training events and surveys over the next few months. To kick the project off we will be starting in North Devon with a talk and a training day with Derek Crawley. Derek visited us last year and led a fantastic harvest mouse training day at Stover, where we found twenty nests! Keep an eye out for how to book your place this year. We hope that everyone involved in the training day will continue to be involved in this project. We want to get as many people out looking for harvest mouse nests as possible. With a regular set of training days planned across the county there will be one to join in with near you. Let’s get this under-recorded small mammal back on the map!
Devon Mammal Group is launching a Harvest Mouse Project this autumn. It is difficult to know how Harvest Mice are doing in Devon as there are not many records of them. It is therefore not possible to know if they are in decline. We hope that by looking for nests and setting small mammal traps in suitable habitats, we can get a better idea of where they are and how they are faring in Devon.
To launch the project we have set up a training day for any members who might be interested in joining us in our search for the Harvest Mouse – for more details see here: Events