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bodger



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:36 am    Post subject: No! No! No ! Ladies!  Reply with quote

No! No! No! Ladies you can't have one. How cute is this then ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15450765

and talking of cute, things don't come much cuter than these babes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15443687


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Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the dormice best.....

we may have them round here, but I wouldnt know what or where to look for them.
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Jonty



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LLP,

if you have them in your location, next time you're out and about and you think you've spotted a wrens nest, take a closer look.  Dormice's nests are very similar in appearance and size.  The wrens nest is more compact and the dormices's is made with more longer strands of shredded material. They also 'drill' very neat holes in hazelnuts so that's another one to look out for.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen one in the wild. Seeing one, is on my bucket list of things to see.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great vids - I think even my DH was wavering over the wombat!  Love the dormice too!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 2 3 - Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww. So cute they should have a health warning. Love Lizzie
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a rare white kiwi chick was up the road at Mount Bruce wild life but is at moment at Wellington Zoo were they are hoping to get the stones it has eaten cleared out same place same vet as one that worked on "Happy Feet" sorry have seen lots of photos but dont know how to put on here love those photos
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Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info re Dormice.

Actually, wouldnt know a wren's nest either, but will take some steps to rectify my lack of knowledge...after all, its the end of our busy time, and my mother thinks I do sod all all day anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought these photos might be of interest  I do a bit of work with Dormice!



A characteristic hazel nut opened by a Dormouse



A Dormouse nest in a Dormouse box - the green leaves are a tell tale sign (picked from the tree)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos jimbo - what a treat to get that close

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