Latest Hazel Dormouse Stories

2012-04-27 22:06:21

Dr. Claudia Bieber from the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI) of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, and fellow scientists analysed a capture-recapture data set on common dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) to investigate the life-history strategy of this species. These small rodents are about the size and weight of a wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), but, unlike their rodent cousins, they hibernate — usually from late September/October to April/May. This is...

2008-09-18 18:00:30

THE hunt is on for dormice in Northumberland. Northumberland Wildlife Trust has been given a cash boost from The People's Trust for Endangered Species to help the search. It is thought that the most northerly population of the hazel dormouse in the UK is in the Allenbanks area. The search will focus on the Lower Allen Valley. The dormouse lives in semi natural woodland with heavy coppice of hazel trees. But they are close to extinction in the region due to the disappearance of...

2008-08-21 09:00:38

Tree Appeal is on a mission - to replace our country's lost woodlands, restore threatened habitats and protect endangered wildlife. And with the help of responsible businesses from around the UK, we are doing just that. A tree is the basic building block for much of our environment; trees provide habitats for a wide range of plants, fungi, bugs, birds and animals. But a look around at our native woodlands provides a worrying survey. A large number of our native broad leaf trees are in...

Latest Hazel Dormouse Reference Libraries

2006-12-13 15:19:08

The edible dormouse or fat dormouse (Glis glis) is a small dormouse and the only species in the genus Glis. It was farmed and eaten by the ancient Romans, from which it gains its name. The dormice were kept and raised either in large pits or containers. The containers were not completely unlike contemporary hamster cages. The dormice would finally be cooked and eaten, usually as a snack. Wild edible dormice are consumed in Slovenia, where they are considered a rare delicacy. The edible...

2006-12-13 15:17:05

The Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is a small mammal. It is the only member of the genus Muscardinus. It is 2.36 to 3.54 in (6 to 9 cm) long with a tail of 2.24 to 2.95 in (5.7 to 7.5 cm). The Hazel Dormouse hibernates from October to April-May. The hazel dormouse is also known as the common dormouse and is native to northern Europe and Asia Minor. Natural history Hazel dormice are the only small mammals in Britain to have a completely furry tail. They have golden-brown...

2006-12-13 15:10:26

The garden dormouse (Eliomys quercinus) is a rodent in the dormouse family. Features Dormice are typically 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 cm), with the tail adding an additional 3 to 5.75 inches (8 to 14.5 cm). It weighs 2 to 5 ounces (60 to 140 g). The coat is gray or brown, with a white underside. The garden dormouse can be recognized by black eye markings. It has relatively large ears, short hair, and a white tassel at the end of the tail. Range and habitat In spite of its name,...

2006-12-12 14:40:52

Dormice are Old World mammals in the family Gliridae, part of the rodent (Rodentia) order. Dormice are mostly found in Europe, although some live in Africa and Asia. Dormice were considered a delicacy in ancient Rome, either as a savory appetizer or as a dessert. They are small for rodents, with a typical length of about 2-3 inches (70 mm). Dormice typically feed on fruits, berries, flowers, nuts and insects. They are largely but not exclusively tree living and nocturnal animals. One of...

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