The hazel dormouse has declined across Europe and is now protected by extensive legislation requiring that their habitat is protected. Dormouse nest boxes are an important conservation tool as they boost local dormouse population density and are used in survey monitoring, habitat enhancement and re-introduction schemes. Dormouse boxes, being more robust and durable than nest tubes, are particularly suitable for long-term surveying and monitoring programmes.
This nest box features an easy to remove roof that gives access to the internal nesting space and allows for inspection and cleaning. The box has a screw on the front panel which can assist with fastening the box to a suitable tree with a wire loop. The box is constructed from FSC certified exterior grade plywood and comes untreated as Dormice can be sensitive to wood preservative.
Boxes should be sited well away from public areas, near a potential routeway such as honeysuckle or leaning branches. Position approximately 1.5m above ground, on a hazel tree trunk or other suitable support, with the hole facing inwards to reduce occupation by birds.
Please note: Dormice are legally protected and must not be handled or disturbed unless you have a licence to do so.
* Height: 21cm
* Width: 13cm
* Depth: 15cm
* Weight: 1kg
* Material: FSC Certified Exterior Hardwood Ply and FSC Certified Softwood Batten