It was fabulous to see our water voles and the brook near Tesco featured on national prime-time tv! (Click to see the short film)
I can remember so clearly, at the first volunteer training day in April 2006, saying I was sure there were voles there, and a lot of people shaking their heads. Yet it's now recognized as the one public space round here where you can almost be guaranteed a sighting, as long as you go at the right time of day and year. So power to the voles, and to community volunteers here and across the country. It's wonderful seeing all those people working together to make a difference.
Still on The Nature of Britain, here's another clip showing Chester Zoo's captive breeding scheme:
And please, Mr Supermarket, can we sort these trolleys out?