I haven't been able to hang around the main town car park by Tesco much this year, but the fine latrine on the stone under the bridge there tells me the voles have done OK. Meanwhile the Edgeley Road colony remains busy!
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?