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Episode 26: The Harvest Mouse

Episode 26 of the Knepp Wildland Podcast takes us on the trail of Micromys minutus, the harvest mouse. Knepp’s ecologist is joined by fellow mammal appreciators Ryan Greaves and Laurie Jackson to find out more about how these minute mice make a living at Knepp.

Weighing in at just six grammes this tiny Biodiversity Action Plan species seems to be in good numbers at Knepp, mostly concentrated in the habitats around the wetland areas. We talk about how to find their nests, what they feed on and their speedy life cycle. Join us as we set some traps at dusk and find out what we catch! Tune in on your favourite podcast provider.

📷 Harvest mouse images by Ryan Greaves

Ryan in the wetland checking traps; the Longworth trap and one of the cheeky field voles!

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Our 12+ Policy

Knepp Wildland Safaris and campsite are all about the quiet and patient observation of nature.

Some of the species we are likely to encounter are shy or can be frightened by loud noises or sudden movements. Our campsite with open-air fire-pits, wood-burning stoves and an on-site pond is unsuitable for small children.

For this reason, our safaris, holiday cottages and campsite are suitable only for children of 12 and over.

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