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The Great Nut Hunt

This October, the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES), supported by Natural England, is asking members of the public to help save the rare hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) by taking part in a nationwide survey of woodlands around the country. The Great Nut Hunt is asking for the help of the public to ferret out gnawed nuts to determine the distribution and numbers of this rare woodland mammal.


To encourage would-be ‘nutters’ to take part in the survey, PTES has ‘hidden’ 21 specially commissioned nuts, manufactured by local silversmith John Huddleston, 20 in silver and a single golden one, across counties in England and Wales.


To find out more about the survey and request a survey pack, look online at http://ptes.org/?news=66 or call the PTES on 020 7498 4533.




Other links relevant to this posting                               [last updated 18/10/2009]

People’s Trust for Endangered Species

Hazel Dormouse Fact Sheet (pdf)

Information about the Hazel Dormouse on BBC Wildlife

UKBAP Action Plan

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