Wood mice are very common in our nature reserve but rarely seen. Here are some of their personal details.
Names: Apodemus sylvaticus, European wood mouse, long-tailed field mouse, field mouse, common field mouse.
Appearance: russet brown fur, notably darker towards the spine, with white or grey underside; very protruding eyes, large ears, long tail.
Size: 81-103mm; tail 71-95mm.
Weight: 13-27g; about the same as a fun-size Mars Bar.
Life Span: few adults survive from one summer to the next.
Diet: omnivorous: seeds, fruit, nuts, and invertebrates such as earthworms, caterpillars, centipedes.