Orphaned hand reared Dormice ©Paul Manchester 25Jan15

M1 near Northampton to be closed for dormice

Entire stretches of the M1 motorway near Northampton will be completely shut between January 7 and January 15 overnight while trees on the verges are felled.

However, the trees can’t be allowed to fall and hit the ground or else they could disturb nearby dormice in the area – which means the trees must be slowly lowered onto lorry beds using specialist machines, then chipping them in separate vehicles.

Click here to read the rest of the article.: M1 near Northampton to close for 12 nights in a row in January – Milton Keynes Citizen

You can read about the MKNHS dormouse project here.