Barnsley Biodiversity Action Plan. Post-15 BAP. Updated to 2023




Harvest Mouse with prehensile tail. Image Ron Marshall

Harvest Mouse Distribution in Barnsley

Harvest Mice in Barnsley have mainly been recorded in wetland areas, in Barnsley, often in Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundceina) in marshy areas and alongside ditches and dykes.

They may also be found in other areas with tall grasses such as road side verges, field margins and hedgerow banks and rough grassland elsewhere. They have never been found in upland areas nor in fact recorded west of the M1.

LWS with known populations of
Harvest Mouse

24 Worsbrough Reservoir

27 Carlton Marsh

38 Old Moor and Wath Ings

Other LWS with possible populations of Harvest Mouse

25 Barnsley Canal at Wilthorpe

35 Edderthorpe Ings

36 Broomhill Flash and Wombwell Ings

37 Gypsy Marsh

39 Bolton-on-Dearne wetlands

46 Elsecar Reservoir

60 Rabbit Ing

Local Wildlife Sites.

No Local Wildlife Sites are designated because of populations of Harvest Mouse, however a number do have Harvest Mice present and others may have.

Harvest Mouse Distribution