The harvest mouse has been rediscovered in Selborne village where it was first identified as a species – more than 25 years after it was thought to have disappeared from the area.
Innovative new farming methods were credited for the resurgence of the tiny creatures.
More than 150 harvest mouse nests have been discovered in and around Selborne where naturalist Gilbert White first identified the tiny mouse in 1767.
The mice classed as a Priority species for conservation in the UK are threatened by the loss of hedgerows and grassland habitats.
In Selborne farmers including us at Manor Farm have been working in a cluster to coordinate land management to create habitats for birds, small mammals and insects.
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