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Dormice discovered on Salary Brook

Hedgerows close to Greenstead Estate in Colchester have been discovered to contain one of the rarest Essex mammals; the dormouse. In a nest tube survey in November 2015, three animals and two nests were discovered in survey tubes placed in the Salary Brook Local Nature Reserve.

CNHS Mammal Recorder Darren Tansley - a licenced dormouse handler with the Essex & Suffolk Dormouse Group, and CNHS committee member Sonya Lindsell, a ranger with Colchester Borough Council, were delighted to find the animals living in dense undergrowth on the reserve (see video below). Further surveys are now being conducted in 2016 to uncover the extent of this important colony.


These are some of the other websites that members have found of interest. If you would like to suggest a link please email by CLICKING HERE. CNHS does not accept any responsibility for the content of external websites.

Bugs and Weeds

Essex Bat Group

Bishops Stortford Natural History Society

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

Essex Biodiversity Project

Essex Field Club

Essex Wildlife Trust

Friends of Tiptree Heath

Suffolk Naturalists Society

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Stag Beetles

UK Moths

Garden Birds

British Dragonfly Society



Wildlives wildlife rescue centre

Winners and entrants of the Rose Bowl Photographic competition

Watch this video to find out who won the tickets to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at London Natural History Museum.