Dormice at Butterdon Wood have made the Running Deer team very excited! We had already seen evidence of dormice from the hazelnut shells scattered around the woodland. Dormice, like wood mice and bank voles gnaw a round hole in the shel of a nut, each leaving a very distinctive mark.
Transforming Butterdon Wood has not been an easy task! Running Deer’s team and band of volunteers have worked hard to implement our woodland management plan to transform Butterdon Wood, since it’s purchase back in July 2013. The results have been amazing and very rewarding.
Introducing Butterdon Wood, formerly part of the Fingle Estate and now the home of Running Deer. We purchased the smallest Lot that was for sale back in July 2013, at the same time as the Woodland Trust and National Trust successfully secured funding to purchase the whole of Fingle Woods...some 800 plus acres in size.