Adopt a dormouse

Sleepy dormouseDormouse (credit Tom Chalmers)

Herts and Middlesex

The common or hazel dormouse is a local rarity amongst these parts. Populations have declined with the loss of our ancient woodlands across the UK. But help is on the way. Through your sponsorship we are able to protect these special habitats and welcome the return of more and more dormice to Hertfordshire.
Cost: £25.00 including postage and packing within UK
What you receive: Sponsors will receive: Personalised sponsorship certificate, a fact sheet about your sponsored species, a photograph and a ‘Nut Detective’ spotting sheet. All funds raised will contribute to HMWT’s conservation work protecting habitats and species across the two counties.
Contact: 01727 858 901 or www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk

Shropshire

Price: £20
What you get: A gift certificate, a photograph and an illustrated factsheet, packed with interesting information.
More information: www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/adopt or email enquiries@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk or ring 01743 284280

South and West Wales

Price: £25 per annum
What you receive: Welcoming letter, personalised adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, information on dormouse habitat in the Trust’s area, dormouse soft toy, annual dormouse report
Further information: Tel: 01656 724100 or email: info@welshwildlife.org
Visit: http://shop.welshwildlife.org/adoption/

Warwickshire

Trust: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £12.00 including postage
What you receive: A factsheet about the species, adoption certificate and a fun pop-up species to cut out and put together
Additional: The dormouse has become extinct in seven other counties in the UK. In Warwickshire, we have just a few remaining populations but it is not too late to act. Due to changes in land management practice, the patches of habitat where dormice can live have become fragmented. This can leave them isolated and vulnerable. Projects like our large areas scheme in the Princethorpe Woodlands aim to create corridors to allow these elusive creatures to travel through the tree canopy and colonise new areas of woodland.
More information: 024 7630 2912
Visit: www.warwickshire-wildlife-trust.org.uk

Gloucestershire

Trust: Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of a dormouse, adoption certificate, dormouse factsheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
More information: 01452 383333
Visit: http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/how-you-can-help/give/adopt-species/adopt-dormouse
 

Worcestershire

Trust: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Price: £10 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: A photograph of a dormouse, adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
More information: 01905 754919
http://www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/index.php?section=helping:other

Surrey

Trust: Surrey Wildlife Trust
Over the past 100 years dormice have become extinct across half their range in England. Dormice have been found in a number of sites in Surrey and are a priority species for conservation. By adopting a dormouse you will contribute to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s vital conservation work and help to protect one of our most popular and rare mammals. Every adoption will help provide funds to pay for new dormouse nest boxes and to maintain existing nest boxes.
What you receive: A personalised adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, FSC Guide to British Land Mammals, a dormouse soft toy, photograph, sticker and badge. Plus two newsletters a year to let you know how your support is helping Surrey’s dormice.
Price: £20
More information: Call 01483 795442 or visit http://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/adopt/dormouse

Dorset

Trust: Dorset Wildlife Trust

Price: £15 per annum
What you receive: Adoption Pack that includes an adoption certificate, dormouse photograph, fact sheet, species guide and lots more...
Additional: Dormice have been found in a number of sites in Dorset and are a priority species for conservation. Due to changes in land management practice, the patches of habitat where dormice can live have become fragmented. This can leave populations isolated and vulnerable. The adoption scheme helps us to pay for new dormouse nest boxes, maintain existing nest boxes and monitor their population. More information: 01305 264620
Visit: http://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/product168.html

Devon

Trust: Devon Wildlife Trust
Price: £20
What you receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and a postcard of the species. If the adoption is for a child they will receive an adoption certificate, plus a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above. The dormouse has become extinct in seven counties in the UK, but Devon is a stronghold - many of our nature reserves offer ideal conditions for these animals. DWT regularly monitors dormouse populations and works to create the right habitat for them.
More Info: Call 01392 279244 or visit http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/adopt-a-species/

North Wales

Trust: North Wales Wildlife Trust
Price: £15 including postage and packing within the UK
Dormice are located mainly in the southern United Kingdom, but do occur in scattered populations further north, with a large population near Ruthin, North Wales. Other local populations include the Chwiler Valley in Flintshire, Bontuchel in Denbighshire, Conwy and Corris. The adoption will help conserve and benefit Dormice populations across North Wales and the habitats they are found in.
What you receive: Your gift pack contains a personalised adoption certificate, Dormouse gift card, Dormouse factsheet and a Hazel nut detective key.
More info: http://shop.northwaleswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-sponsorship.aspx  or 01248 351541 or supportus@wildlifetrustswales.org

Cheshire

Trust: Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Price: £15 including postage and packing within the UK
What you receive: Sponsors receive a personalised sponsorship certificate, a car sticker and an update on your sponsered animal after six months.
More information: 01948 820728 or http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk/

Somerset

Trust: Somerset Wildlife Trust
Price: £20
What you receive: An information sheet and glossy photo, along with your choice of greetings card. We can even send it direct to your recipient if you prefer.
Additional: A great gift for sleepy family and friends who struggle to get out of bed. Dormice are one of the UK’s rarest and most secretive mammals but our nature reserves provide a safe place for these sleepy little creatures. Help us protect these vulnerable animals through the traditional management of local woodlands, hazel coppicing, and by putting up dormouse boxes for nesting and surveys. Your gift will help us protect vulnerable wildlife and preserve wild places in Somerset.
More information: 01823 652400 or http://www.somersetwildlife.org/dormouse