The water vole platform I made last week has quickly been adopted for latrine purposes, and here's a vole stepping onto the plank to get a piece of apple I left. Note the very thick, water-repellent fur.
This blog charts the fortunes of water voles in and around the Whitchurch area, North Shropshire. Water voles are one of the UK's most threatened mammals, extinct in many counties, and so it's vital they receive as much monitoring and protection as there is going. Here in Whitchurch we're lucky enough to have them right in the middle of town - how cool is that?