Category Archives: Harvest Mouse

Updated ‘PROVISIONAL CHECKLIST AND ACCOUNT OF THE MAMMALS OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF BEXLEY’ (Edition 4) published

The guide to the mammals of Bexley, compiled by Chris Rose with contributions from a number of local wildlife observers,  has been significantly updated to include a number of new Hedgehog records, additional information about Harvest Mice in the Borough, … Continue reading

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Harvest Mice – first images of this London rarity in Bexley

Nests of of Harvest Mice (Micronomys minutus) , the UK’s smallest rodent, were first found at Thames Road Wetland in 2014, when 7 were discovered in the course of vegetation management work. None were located in 2015, but another three … Continue reading

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Nest confirms continued Harvest Mouse presence at Thames Road Wetland

A Harvest Mouse nest was found at Thames Road Wetland on June 20th, whilst cutting vegetation to maintain access along the path on one of the ditch bunds. It was only a couple of inches above ground, and woven into … Continue reading

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Spring into summer at Thames Road Wetland

Things were hotting up at Thames Road Wetland on Tuesday (June 16th). Reed Bunting bred on site in 2013, but last year the male seemed to spend most of the summer singing, with no apparent success. Now he is back … Continue reading

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Provisional checklist and account of Bexley mammals published at ‘Bexley Wildlife’ website

Mammals as a group are poorly recorded in London and their distribution is not well understood, partly because many species are small and largely nocturnal. Information about the status of mammal species in Bexley is limited and widely scattered. In … Continue reading

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Crossness Harvest Mouse hunt draws a blank

The Harvest Mouse nest hunts at Crossness on 12th and 26th November have failed to find unequivocal evidence that Britain’s smallest rodent was present either on the northern part of the site, or southern marsh. Both had an example of … Continue reading

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