grasslands, and cultivated fields, tending to seek out more wooded
areas in winter.
Burrow extensively, build nests of plants and live in buildings during
Primarily seed eaters. If seeds are plentiful on the ground, they carry
them back to their nests/burrows for storage. They may eat
invertebrates such as snails and insects, particularly in late spring
and early summer when seeds are least available. Later in the season
they will eat berries, fruits, fungi and roots. In winter, they may
prey on hibernating bats.
February to October in which multiple matings occur between males and
females. The gestation period of wood mice is of
days and each female produces on average five young. The offspring
become independent after about three weeks and become sexually active
after two months.