1A small North Eurasian mouse with a prehensile tail, nesting among the stalks of growing cereals and other vegetation.
- Micromys minutus, family Muridae.
- As its name implies the harvest mouse lives along the stems of cereal plants.
- A great deal of care has gone into choosing a new habitat to help the re-introduction of the harvest mouse which used to live in great numbers in Cheshire.
- Foxes, rabbits, harvest mice, house mice, dormice, shrews, weasels, and voles all depend on the hedgerows as a place to breed, hunt or shelter.
2A nocturnal mouse found in North and Central America.
- Genus Reithrodontomys, family Muridae: several species.
- The salt marsh harvest mouse is a small nocturnal rodent that makes its home and all of its meals out of pickleweed, a native plant growing in the salt marshes.
- As a result, several species unique to these wetlands are now listed as threatened or endangered, including the salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus).
- Decadent pickleweed stands and invasive nonnative grasses, effects of the lack of tidal action, supplied poor quality habitat for the salt marsh harvest mouse on the Entry Triangle Marsh.
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