Monday, 26 March 2007

Nesting

4 comments:

Dave said...

What are the post nuptial arrangements for Mr & Mrs Vole? Does the bloke hang around and help decorate the nursery? Or does he go looking for wife number two and leave the domestic stuff to the mum to be?

I’ve only just twigged vole is an anagram of love - someone has to be last!

Kate said...

According to S R Ryder, in the excellent Sunday Times 'Animals of Britain' series, the male does stick by the female and help sort out a nesting chamber.

Whether they mate for life, though, I don't know. A vole only survives through one or two summers, so it wouldn't be that long-term a commitment!

Howard said...

Further to Dave's post, Water Vole ia an anagram of "A Wet Lover", quite appropriate given the time of year and their habitat !!!

Kate said...

Marvellous!