Sunday, 20 June 2010

Fenns Moss, Bettisfield




If you turn your speakers up, you'll hear the cuckoo.

Group of eagle-eyed volunteers.

Water vole droppings

Common Blue - I can't resist them.
An important part of water vole surveying is training new surveyors, and that's what we were doing this afternoon at Bettisfield. Malcolm and Anne Monie gave a short workshop on water vole field signs and how to spot them, and then we went to examine a ditch on the Moss to see how many of those signs we could tick off. We found burrows, feeding stations and droppings, even though just a year ago there was nothing on this spot.
Three voles in the field off Edgeley Road this evening: the baby, a juvenile and a large adult.

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