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PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,219
Does anyone know what these are intended for - if I can get the picture in!
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  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    What size is the hole posy? I ask because my husband made some tawny owl boxes that were placed in that position.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,219
    Very small and long. Perhaps about 3 inches at the open end but  12 inches long. Nothing inside.  Oh! OH says dormouse, but these are up trees!
  • Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster Posts: 432
    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,834
    Dormice live in trees!
  • Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster Posts: 432
    Palustris said:
    Dormice live in trees!
    Apparently, who knew?  Think they might nest in trees and hibernate on the ground?


    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    edited 22 January
    Ah there you are then posy. Well, I never. We live and learn as they say. Thanks Jenny_Aster.
  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,156
    It is a type of box used by ecologists when surveying for dormice.
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,219
    Thank you, one and all. You do indeed learn something new every day.
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 631
    Could they be poison boxes for grey squirrels?
    Sunny Dundee
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,701
    I doubt it Balgay.Hill. No ranger worth their salt would use anything like that, they use wire traps and then dispose of greys in a humane way. 
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