Course: Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice

Field Studies Council

East Bergholt, Colchester (Suffolk) or Killerton, Exeter (Devon)
17th & 18th August / 19th & 20th August

Cost: £220 - £250

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


A 2-day course focusing on the ecology of the hazel dormouse for anyone with a professional or strong amateur interest in the species. The course will spend much of the days in the field and will cover hazel dormouse ecology, survey techniques and habitat management requirements. 

This short course will introduce you to the complex ecology of dormice and explore ways to conserve them. It will also provide an opportunity to experience surveying and monitoring skills for this species.

This course will cover:

  • The ecology of dormice and reasons for their scarcity
  • Surveying methods such as looking for nibbled hazelnuts and dormouse nests, using footprint tunnels, nest tubes and nest boxes
  • Habitat management and conservation strategies for dormice
  • Interpreting the legislation protecting dormice

There is no accommodation or meal facilities provided with this course. Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available. In course transport is provided at Flatford Mill, and not at Killerton House. Visit our website for more details regarding what is included.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off.


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