Should I encourage house mice into my garden?
I was at the top of my garden sorting through some tree branches and I could only hear two things, the rustling of the branches which was created by me, and the frantic and irritated sounding robbing hanging around me, knowing the Robbin was probably hungry I decided to put some nuts, suet and meal worms out but the Robbin left and I haven't seen him/her since. After the Robbin had buggered off I noticed the food disappearing (even though the food was no more than six feet directly ahead of me.... Confused I decided to stop what I was going and watch it until the perpetuate returned, and sure enough, it did. This isn't the first time I've seen these mice, I've seen them on two other occasions as as a result of their presence I've always taken the bird feeders in at night but I couldn't resist it and I let the mice take every scrap of food from the feeder (it was only a handful) Anyway, is it justifiable to encourage them? Or was I silly for doing so? I know they live in the log pile, directly around this log pile they have a lot of food, (hazels, blackberries, honeysuckle berries, elder berries, ivy 'berries' holly berries....)