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Mouse nest made of milkweed and other seed fluff, in nest box
25-OCT-2007 Christine Hanrahan

Mouse nest made of milkweed and other seed "fluff", in nest box

When cleaning nest boxes each fall at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, I often find mouse nests (Peromyscus sp., either white-footed or deer mouse). Some are made entirely of grass, but some, like this one, are made of milkweed seed "fluff". Sometimes feathers and leaves are added too. This one looks very cosy!

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slhoornstra21-Feb-2010 05:21
Absolutely a jewel. Lovely to see the vole in her very frilly and fancy nest. Beautiful work, Christine. BV
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