Harvest Mouse Updates

Have you signed up to our Harvest Mouse Newsletter? Just let Sarah know by emailing her at harvestmouse@devonmammalgroup.org and she can add you to the list. The newsletter contains news about surveys and searches. It also let’s you know about training days coming up.

In case you missed it, here’s the content of the latest newsletter:

Welcome to another update!

Thank you to everyone who has been out and about looking for nests over the last couple of weeks-please do send your records in, even if it is a nil-result. From personal experience over the last few weeks, I know you can do several surveys in lovely habitat, even in places where they were last year and not find any. This is useful for us to know, but then when you find one it’s even more exciting, so don’t give up or think it’s you not looking properly!

As always you can click on the weblink https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MXP9QYL or click on the  green button at the end of this email. The first three nest records received will be sent a free DMG Harvest Mouse Project Christmas card as a little thank you!

Training course dates

Our next session will be at The Donkey Sanctuary, Paccombe Farm, Friday 7th December, starting at 9.30 am. If you would like to come along, please email harvestmouse@devonmammalgroup.org.

There are also another 2 sessions at Braunton Burrows: details on the poster at the bottom of this box, but please book through the email address shown at the bottom left of the poster. Thanks. (As places on the afternoon one filled up incredibly fast, we’ve decided to put on a second session earlier in the day as well running from 10.30am-12.30. Both sessions are identical. )

More sessions are in in the pipeline for January while there is still time to look for nests, as is a post-Christmas group survey session, at 11am on Saturday 29th December. You don’t need any experience to attend, or to have been on any of the training sessions, it’s just a chance to look for nests and chat at the same time. We’ll be meeting at Joney’s Cross carpark, opposite the entrance to the RSPB reserve at Aylesbeare and will be finished by 1pm. Booking is recommended by replying to this email. This event is by kind permission of the Pebblebed Heaths Trust.

Devon Harvest Mouse Project Training Northam Burrows


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