|A scene from Silent Witness?|
|Non-breeding harvest mouse nest, custard cream for scale|
Needless to say, we didn't find any, though someone did find a golf ball in the long grass. Never mind, we found lots of vole nest, tunnels and latrines and it was wonderful to get a vole's eye view of the world and glimpse a tiny bit of their lives. Thankfully there were no kestrels hovering nearby
If you've enjoyed watching Hidden Kingdoms on BBC1, get involved in a harvest mouse survey and catch a glimpse of the hidden world in a field near you.
www.mammal.org.uk/harvestmouse_survey (The Mammal Society)
www.miseproject.ie (Mammals in a Sustainable Environment)