I Built A Scaled-Down Village For Wild Mice In My Garden, And They Love It
I am a wildlife photographer and I have built a miniature Hobbit-style village for wild mice who live in my garden. I have built miniature houses from wood to resemble the scenery from “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films. The mouse village is constantly growing and changing, and the mice love it.
I started photography when I was suffering from depression to help get me back out in the world, give me a goal, and keep my mind active. Then one day, I got a photo of 1 mouse in the garden and I set out to build him a home. Soon, other mice came along and the home became a whole mouse village. Here are just some of the images.
I capture these very cute critters as they explore my magical mouse garden. I create some very fun homes and props for the mice to explore and have fun with. All the mice are 100% wild and free and protected from the local cats in the safe haven I created for them.
Mice have their very own Facebook page so be sure to pop over and say hello at “George the mouse in a log pile house”.
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I have built a miniature Hobbit-style village for wild mice who live in my garden
The mouse village has grown over the years and has many homes for the mice to explore
After a tree fell over in the garden, we made use of the stump by hollowing it out as a home for the mice
And the mice have wasted no time in getting used to the pub life
The family of mice in the big manor house on the hill
An old coconut shell makes for a great tree house
The best wildlife TV show in the world
One of the many mice enjoying blackberries from the brambles
The best berries are hard to reach, so I made the mice a ladder
Mr. Acorn helps to feed the mice as I am on standby with the glue just in case he loses an arm
Well, that’s one way to crack those hazelnuts
As mice have such little arms and so much food to store, I have made them a wheelbarrow to make things easier
As they needed someplace to store food, I built them a little barn from recycled old wood
The mice are very smart and take initiative, even starting their own small business
So Mr. Acorn and the mouse thought they could set up a stall and start selling hedgerow wine. Sales have not been very good, the mouse eats more than they sell.
Today down by the stream, two little mice were making things clean. They were scrubbing and washing the bed sheets and towels
The little mouse is having a late-night garden picnic on his very own table
The other mouse has been learning how to play with the sax. She is not very good and my ears are starting to hurt
The sun is going down and I have just been out to give the mice their last meal for today
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