Even dried out, the core of the logs are still very damp and drilling holes is almost impossible. Paul has visited Ness and has offered us tangible help in coping with the problems.
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'Miniblitz'.This week also saw our first 'Miniblitz'. Tony Parker of Liverpool Museum came and laid humane traps overnight to check out the Harvest Mouse presence at Ness. These traps consist of a tunnel leading to a nest filled with bedding material and food.
The following morning the team including two very enthusiastic students from John Moores University came to check, empty and retrieve the traps. Of 32 traps set we managed to catch 4 woodmice and one vole that bit, understandably, Tony as it was let loose.