We met at Wytham woods this morning and were guided round by researchers from Oxford University and members of the Oxon Mammal group.
Firstly they talked about how to trap small mammals including Weasels, Mice and voles.
When the researchers trap the small mammals they weigh them, measure them and tag them.
This mouse below is a Wood mouse.
|Longworth mammal trap|
After the Mouse we moved on and then talked about how to track Badgers and Deers by recognising their droppings, footprints and Burrows.
A little way further into the woods we meet up with Danni and Amanda who were checking bat boxes.
They very kindly show us how they ringed, weighed and measured a Natterer's Bat.