Junk or paradise?
Natural monuments deliberately choose to make the grasslands rougher in this area than in other places. People sometimes experience this as ‘unorganized', but for insects, birds and small mammals this is a true paradise! The fields are sown with a mixture of grasses and flowers. This ensures a vast variety of food and nesting material, which is not easily found elsewhere. Surprisingly, five species of mice have been spotted at this location, including the rare dwarf mouse. Deer are also often seen here.
Small is beautiful
The dwarf mouse, the size of a little finger, is the only mouse that builds a nest high above the ground. He gnaws leaves from reed stems and tears them into thin strips. With this he braids a neat ball, high between the reed stems. When climbing, the dwarf mouse uses its long tail to hold on to reed stems.
Do you see them flying?
Where there are mice, there are birds of prey. Look up, if you're lucky you might see a buzzard, kestrel or even a hawk flying. They search the ground for a tasty snack. Even the very rare short-eared owl has visited these fields!