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Mammal Photo of a Dormouse Nest

Dormouse Nest - Photo  Copyright 2003 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
Find out more about dormice and all the other British land mammals with one of these special fold out ID charts - click here


The hibernation nest of the dormouse is built on the ground or very low down amongst vegetation. It's tennis ball sized, and usually made from dry grass, leaves and the bark of honeysuckle. The dormouse crawls inside and curls up into a tight ball to sleep.

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Photo of a Hibernating Dormouse
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This book details every species of mammal in Europe and in the seas around it.

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