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Hampshire - A day with small mammals

Tour Code: GBR32

1 days from £80(flights not included) Land Only Price: £80 SRS: £0


Meeting in Old Basing, we will enjoy a gentle woodland natural history walk with expert local naturalist James Andrews, checking nesting boxes in order to look for and learn about Dormice. Then, after a pub lunch, we will spend the afternoon focusing on other small mammals (checking Longworth live traps which can contain a wide variety of them) and learning a little of the local ecology.

 

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A pub lunch is included.

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We will spend the morning enjoying a gentle natural history walk to learn about this reserve and its many inhabitants with expert local naturalist Jim Andrews. A number of Longworth live traps will be checked for small mammal species such as Wood and Yellow-necked Mouse and possibly even Harvest Mouse. Common, Pygmy and Water Shrews may be found along with both Field and Bank Voles. Once these traps have been checked we will have the opportunity to re-set them and put them out again to check in the afternoon. We will then continue to a woodland area checking nesting boxes put up specifically for Dormice. We will learn about this delightful yet declining species and check for signs of them as we go. We will hope of course that an animal will be found and we have been successful in finding them in previous years though success is by no means guaranteed. Breaking for lunch at Barton’s Mill we will then spend the afternoon checking our traps again and learning more about the local ecology. We will enjoy a range of birds and butterflies and possibly reptiles such as Slow Worm and Common Lizard. With a great range of interesting species to enjoy this is sure to be fascinating day. The cost of £80 per person includes expert guiding and a pub lunch and drink. NB. The cost does not include transport.
Releasing a Wood MouseYellow-necked MouseCommon LizardsReleasing a Bank VoleYellow-necked MouseYellow-necked MouseRetrieving Longworth trapDormouseBank Vole
M.D.
Somerset
We had an excellent day thanks - just the one dormouse but it was a beautiful dormouse! And the weather was great and I got some good photos of flowers and butterflies.
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Fri 21st September 2018 - Fri 21st September 2018

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£80

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We had an excellent day thanks - just the one dormouse but it was a beautiful dormouse! And the weather was great and I got some good photos of flowers and butterflies.
M.D., Somerset