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Rodents

(Rodentia)
Squirrel, Mouse, Beaver, Vole, Rat

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Websites

Red Squirrel Survival Trust
Charity Established To Ensure The Conservation And Protection Of The Red Squirrel In The UK.

Red Squirrels United
The first UK wide network working together to secure the future of our red squirrels.

UK Red Squirrel Group
UKRSG aims to co-ordinate and raise awareness of the conservation needs of our native red squirrel...

Everything you need to know about red squirrels
Trees for Life presents comprehensive information about all aspects of the Red Squirrel.

BritishRedSquirrel.org
British Red Squirrel is a forum for all those interested in red squirrel conservation...

Red Squirrel - nature.scot
The red squirrel was one of the first species identified as needing urgent action...

Red Squirrels Northern England
A red squirrel conservation partnership working right across northern England.

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
Working with local communities to ensure red squirrels will always be a part of Scotland’s special native wildlife.

Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland
Promotes the long-term conservation of red squirrel populations in South Scotland through volunteer action.

Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership
Aims to expand and protect red squirrels in mid Wales by working with organisations and communities.

Red Squirrel - Species - The Mammal Society
Information, identification, distribution, downloadable factsheets...

Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Websites

Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis - NNSS
The Non Native Species Secretariat has information on the grey squirrel from it's habitat to sound recordings.

When to help a squirrel
Help Wildlife provides details of when to help a squirrel.

Species – Grey Squirrel– Sciurus carolinensis
The Mammal Society details of the grey squirrel with downloadable factsheet.

Squirrel (Grey) - YPTE
The Young People's Trust for the Environment presents sections including Overview, Daily Life, Winter, Breeding and Squirrels & Humans.

Squirrels.info - squirrel welfare in the UK
Our aim is to build up a network, so that we can help to find homes for squirrels in distress all over the UK.

Grey Squirrel pages at: Wildlife World, Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trusts.

Hazel (or common) dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius)

Websites

Animalia.bio - Hazel Dormouse
Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Muscardinus avellanarius (hazel dormouse)
Read about Muscardinus avellanarius (hazel dormouse) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Species – Hazel Dormouse - The Mammal Society
Information including identification and a downloadable factsheet.

The Mammal Next Door - Hazel Dormouse
Online magazine about British mammals for kids.

Hazel (or Common) dormouse - PTES
People's Trust for Endangered Species has information and links to it's campaigns to help save the species.

Hazel/Common Dormouse pages at: Woodland Trust, Wildlife Trusts, WT Wales

Edible dormouse (Glis glis)

Websites

Edible Dormouse on Animalia.bio Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Edible Dormouse - ADW
Glis glis (fat dormouse) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Edible Dormouse pages at: The Mammal Society.

Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus)

Websites

Harvest Mouse – The Mammal Society
Information and identification, downloadable factsheet.

Mouse (Harvest) - YPTE
The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent in Britain and weighs less than a 2 pence coin!...

Eurasian Harvest Mouse
Facts, Diet, Habitat & Pictures on Animalia.bio.

Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)

aka long-tailed field mouse

Websites 

Wood Mouse - Woodland Trust
Appearance & Behaviour, Where to find and how to spot.

Wood Mouse - Animalia.bio
Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Apodemus sylvaticus (long-tailed field mouse)
Read about Apodemus sylvaticus (long-tailed field mouse) on the Animal Diversity Web.

Wood Mouse – The Mammal Society
Plenty of information, identification tips as well as a downloadable factsheet.

Wood Mouse - YPTE
Overview, Habits, Wood Mouse & Humans, at The Young People's Trust For the Environment.

House mouse (Mus musculus)

Websites

House mouse – The Mammal Society
An overview of the house mouse; appearance, habitat, diet, ecology...

House Mouse pages at:  The Wildlife Trusts.

Yellow-necked mouse (Apodemus flavicollis)

Websites

Yellow Necked Mouse – The Mammal Society
Species information, identification, downloadable factsheet.

Yellow-necked Mouse - Woodland Trust
Learn about what they eat, how they breed and lots more.

Yellow-Necked Mouse - Animalia.bio
Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Bank vole (Myodes glareolus)

Websites

Bank Vole – The Mammal Society
Habitat, appearance, lifespan, distribution, diet and identification.

Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus) - Woodland Trust
Pictures, identification information, behaviour, signs and spotting tips.

Bank Vole - Animalia.bio
Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Field vole (Microtus agrestis)

aka short-tailed vole

Websites

Field Vole - Woodland Trust
Find out how they breed, what they eat and where to spot them and look for signs.

Field Vole – The Mammal Society
Information online and as a downloadable factsheet.

Field vole - The Wildlife Trusts
The field vole is one of the UK's most common mammals...

Field Vole - Animalia.bio
Lifespan, distribution and habitat map, lifestyle and social behavior, mating habits, diet and nutrition, population size and status.

Vole (Field) - YPTE
Factsheet at the Young People's Trust For the Environment.

Common vole (Microtus arvalis)

Subspecies: Orkney Vole

Websites

The Common Vole - ADW
Lots of details at the Animal Diversity Web.

Common vole – The Mammal Society
Information about the common vole.

Water vole (Arvicola amphibius)

Websites

Water Vole - Wildlife Trusts
Learn about the water vole and also view a quick video guide.

Water Vole – The Mammal Society
Information and a couple of downloadable factsheets.

Vole (Water) - YPTE
Lots of useful info at the Young People's Trust For the Environment.

Water vole - Wildlife Online
Summary of Water vole natural history.

Water voles - Freshwater Habitats Trust
Includes ideas for helping water voles and a species dossier pdf.

Water Vole (Arvicola Amphibius)
A-Z Animals presents details of the water vole and its life.

Water voles - Scottish Natural Heritage
Once common on Scottish riverbanks, the water vole is now one of our most threatened native mammals...

Water vole - People's Trust for Endangered Species
General info as well as details of monitoring scheme, conservation status...

Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber)

Website

Beaver Trust
Works with beaver believers like farmers, local communities and conservationists to bring back British wildlife now.

Beaver (Castor fiber) - Woodland Trust
Find out all about where it lives, what it eats, how it breeds and identification tips.

Scottish Beaver Trial
Partnership project between the Scottish Wildlife Trust and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Website includes learning zone, fun facts and more...

Welsh Beaver Project
Investigating the feasibility of bringing wild beavers (Castor fiber) back to Wales. This work is being led by the Wildlife Trusts in Wales.

Scottish Wild Beaver Group
We aim to promote the study, conservation and protection of wild Eurasian beavers and their natural habitats in Scotland. We want to teach children the benefits of the beaver.

BACE, Beavers in England
Independent advice and information,about the reintroduction of beavers into England, the Beaver Advisory Committee for England.

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