Wood Mouse

Wood Mouse - Sue LloydWood Mouse - Sue Lloyd

Latin name: Apodemus sylvaticus

Wood Mice inhabit terrestrial habitats, preferring grassland and hedgerows, and are almost entirely nocturnal.  They are Alderney’s most common species of mouse, and eat a combination of seeds, berries and small insects (depending on the availability of each).

Wood Mice create small burrows for shelter and food storage, but do not hibernate during the colder months.  They are known to create “landmarks” to aid with foraging; they do this by moving small twigs and other objects into conspicuous positions.

Status in Alderney: Common

Status in UK: Common

Worldwide IUCN Red List: Least Concern, population trend stable