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Dormouse Nest Box (NB)

Dormouse Nest Box (NB)

  • The Dormouse Nest Box is ideal for monitoring dormouse populations and providing a warm and dry nesting space.
  • Removable lid for easy monitoring and cleaning.
  • Constructed from FSC certified plywood panels.
  • The box is left untreated as Dormice are especially sensitive to wood preservative.


The hazel dormouse has declined across Europe and is subject to concerted conservation effort in the UK to reverse the decline. Dormouse nest boxes are an important conservation tool as they can boost local dormouse population density and are used in survey monitoring, habitat enhancement and re-introduction schemes.


Carefully created to provide a safe dormouse nest, the nesting box comes with convenient access for inspection and cleaning, through its completely removable roof. A screw is conveniently situated on the front of the nest box to assist fastening by wire round the tree. The panels for this box are precision cut from FSC Certified exterior grade birch plywood.


The dormouse nesting box is best positioned about 1.5m above the ground attached to a small tree trunk or other suitable support. The entrance hole should be facing towards the tree as this reduces the chances that birds use the box.


Please note: Dormouse are legally protected and should not be handled or disturbed unless you have a licence to do so.


ProductDormouse Nest Box
Product-Code M1DORZZZZ
MaterialsFSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood with FSC Certified Softwood Batten
ConstructionPanels stapled together with surface sunk staples.
FinishNo finish applied.
DimensionsOverall height: 21cm, Overall width: 13cm, Overall Depth: 15cm, 
FixingScrew in front panel (for attaching with wire to tree, post etc.)
    VAT Included
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