The View from the Chair
Now the feverish election is over, I hope that the new government will help to protect the environment and its wildlife. I’ve heard stories that foxes and otters are being hunted illegally in the county either under the guise of a trail hunt or hunting mink. Hunting any mammal with dogs is illegal, so if you see anything of this sort happening report it to the police.
On a happier note, in November, three of us from DMG went up to Reading University to attend the National Dormouse Conference, which was for the most part enlightening. It was good to rub shoulders with the experts and to ask questions either in the formal setting of the lecture theatre or during the breaks. I’m still experimenting with footprint tunnels, so it was good to chat with Dr Simone Bullion of Suffolk WLT, who has been using them for some time and is also one of the authors of the upcoming 3rd edition of the Dormouse Conservation Handbook.
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