A note on the food of the Norway lemning



Norway lemming droppings remaining from the high 1963 population in Jämtland (mid-Sweden) were examined microscopically for an evaluation of food species present. The findings from this were compared with the occurrence of these species growing on the mountains. It is tentatively concluded that lemmings are exercising a degree of selectivity in their choice of food species, but the reasons for this choice still remain obscure.