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Its scientific name is Micromys minutus, and that certainly describes this crumb of a rodent. Dwarfed nearly 20 times by the largest of the rodent family – the capybara, and nearly 11,000 times as light; the Harvest Mouse is one of the smallest rodents in the world. Though being so tiny might lend its advantages to one in the field of espionage or horse jockeying, it presents a number of problems to these twitching creatures in the fields of grain in rural Britain. The greatest of these challenges may well be finding a safe place to bear their pink, raisin like young. This is especially true in a day and age when intensive farming and clear cut mowing can render their tiny grass homes into ultra-compacted bales of hay.
Enter The Wildlife Trust partners in Avon, Glamorgan and Northumberland. These brilliant conservationists somehow noticed that the round, shredded reed nests of the Harvest Mouse
Stranger LoveI am not the sunlit wing-print
splayed out on the bedroom wall.
I am not the dark mass forming
in a corner of an airless hall.
I am not the viscous vengeance
where you sink your spinning wheels.
I am not the leaky bucket
hung up on your wishing well.
You are not my soul mate missing
wandering a winter's night.
You are not the sound of angels
singing by a candle's light.
You are not the rasp of fingers
fumbling with a hasp of steel.
You are not the tattered towel
soaking up the things I feel.
I am the oblivious child,
dancing where the wildflowers are.
You are my unwitting captive
lighting up a jelly jar.
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