Have you seen a dormouse in Ireland?

Hazel Dormouse IrelandIf you have, then researchers at NUI Galway want to hear from you.

The hazel dormouse (also know as the common dormouse) was discovered living in Ireland very recently, most likely introduced from the UK or Europe. NUI Galway is conducting a survey to discover where they can be found and how many there are in the country — and the team needs your help to track down this most recent addition to Ireland’s mammalian fauna.

You can contact the team on dormouseireland@gmail.com, by telephoning 086-0660208 or by visiting the dedicated Dormouse Survey Ireland Facebook Page.

For more information on the hazel dormouse check out this page on Wikipedia and this one on Arkive.

(Photo  by Hugh Clarke via the Dormouse Survey Ireland Facebook page)

Calvin Jones About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of IrelandsWildlife.com. He lives in West Cork, and spends as much time as possible getting closer to Ireland's wildlife, and sharing it with others.

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