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Harvest mouse survey
The tiny harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) lives in long tussocky grassland, reedbeds, hedgerows and around woodland edges. They build a spherical nest of tightly woven grass, high up among tall grasses. Harvest mice are mainly vegetarian, eating seeds and fruits, but will also eat invertebrates. Captured mice are weighed and sexed before release.