Artist: Kay Johns - Wildlife, chuckling Dormice - quirky style
Edition: Ltd edition, 195 copies worldwide
Small - 147mm x 147mm,
Small - 280mm x 280mm
Additional info: Hand embellished chuckling Dormice artwork by Kay Johns
The name dormouse comes from the word "dormeus," which literally translates to "sleepy one." Even when they aren't hibernating, they always seem to be sleeping — but in fairness, that's also because they're nocturnal. During periods of cold weather outside of winter, hazel dormice can actually go into a state of deep sleep called 'torpor', similar to hibernation, to conserve energy. They can spend as much as seven months of the year asleep. Dormice are nocturnal (mainly active at night) and arboreal (live in trees). ... The average healthy dormouse weighs around 20g, but they can be as heavy as 35g just before hibernation. Dormice eat the flowers from oak, hawthorn, sycamore, willow, honeysuckle and bramble and like us, live with their families.
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