Creepy crawlies… and MICE!

The last few days have been marked by a smooth operation of moving, placing, and muddy sticking… but also by red ants, spiders, worms, beetles, and various other creepy crawlies that have emerged from the vegetation pallets. A species rich assemblage overall! The most surprising creatures were two mice that had clearly felt that the slightly drier Elymus soil was perfect as a home…

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Mr Mouse emerges to find himself in a rather different environment...

Mr Mouse emerges to find himself in a rather different environment…

First one of them emerged from the corner of the marsh turf, and then the other… Amazingly, we managed to catch both of them, but them in one of our empty clay container bucketsĀ and transport them out of the flume into the long grass next to the flume building – a happy ending for the mice couple. Could have been worse for them…!

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