Malcolm Shaw has been to Sussex to take part in a Dormice survey to see how the tiny creatures are faring across the South. Following the floods, the survey found that the dormice moved from where they usually hibernate on the ground to nesting boxes - safe away from floodwater.
Dormice have been found hibernating in a nesting box in Sussex - where they were taking shelter following recent floods.
Dormice have been found hibernating in a nesting box in Sussex - where they are thought to have taken shelter after recent floods.
Dormice generally live across the South and hibernate on the ground or in hedgerows so it is especially unusual that they are hiding in nesting boxes.