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British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Wildlife Survey & Monitoring  Mammal Survey & Monitoring

Dormouse Footprint Tunnel

Manufacturer: Manufactured by NHBS
  • FSC-certified wooden insert
  • Quick set-up with Hoop and Loop Velcro
  • CIEEM approved for dormouse surveys
Dormouse Footprint Tunnel
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  • Dormouse Footprint Tunnel Usually manufactured within 5 days, please contact us if you need the product urgently
Price: £3.75
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About this product

The Dormouse Footprint Tunnel is a tool for detecting dormouse presence that has the advantage of not disturbing nesting dormice. It has been suggested by Suffolk Wildlife Trust and CIEEM to be a more effective survey tool within scrub and hedgerow habitats than dormouse tubes, and when in high canopy woodland footprint tunnels performed at least as well as traditional techniques.

The Dormouse Footprint Tunnel is made of a 39cm x 6cm x 6cm plastic down pipe, making it robust to outdoor conditions and potentially damaging wildlife such as squirrels. The footprint tube also has a 48cm wooden insert, resulting in an overhang at either end of the tunnel acting as a landing platform for dormice.

The ink is made by mixing charcoal with oil and placing it on tape at either end of the tube. Each bottle (not included) has around 12 tsp of charcoal ink and it only takes around 3 tsp to do 50 traps. Card or thick paper is laid along the length of the wooden insert to record the footprints, and they can then be easily removed and replaced for repeated surveys.  

Recommended Reading:
Dormouse Footprint Tunnel Instructions

Read the NHBS Guide to Dormouse Survey on our blog, the Hoopoe.


Plastic Tube: 390 x 60 x 60mm
Wooden insert: 480 x 60 x 9mm

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