Sleep

Noun:

  1. a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
  2. a dormouse.

Dormouse1 23 Oct 21

Technically, this little one is in torpor, a kind of day-hibernation that occurs on the edges of their active season. It will soon go to ground properly, heading to the woodland floor to weave a tight nest about itself and disappear until March or even May.

Sleep well.

Dormouse2 23 Oct 21

24 thoughts on “Sleep

    1. It’s been a good year in this survey site. We’ve had several litters and nursing mothers so hopefully the population is growing. But yes, they are strictly protected because they are sadly in decline nationally, mostly due to habitat loss.

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  1. What a privilege to encounter these delightful animals and how nice that the survey methods are stress free for the sleeping dormice. It is wonderful that efforts to protect them seem to helping them in your region at least.

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