Hello to new readers!
Me, waiting for voles.
I'm the chapter on water voles in Hugh Warwick's gorgeous book about wildlife advocates.
Before She Was Mine: the only novel you're likely to read this year which tells you how to set up a mink raft.
*I am thrilled to report that my own Whitchurch water voles form a seven-page feature in the November edition of BBC Wildlife Magazine (out today!). I write about what happens to water voles in the winter, and the article is complemented by the most beautiful photographs from Terry Whittaker, Jules Cox, Ben Hall, John Harding, Roger Wilmshurt, Simon Booth, Simon Colmer and Dennis Lorenz, as well as one I took of a vole chewing my boot.
If you're coming to this blog for the first time, welcome, and please check out my photos of field signs - use the labels on the right to pull out whichever sort you're interested in.
You can hear me talking about water voles on Radio 4's 'Saving Species' here, 16 minutes in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014fd21
and here on one of Hugh Warwick's wildlife podcasts: http://www.urchin.info/podcasts/
You can watch my videos of voles and hedgehogs on my Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvyCola?feature=mhee
Come and say hello to me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/volewriter
and if you want to check out my books, I'm here: http://www.katelong.co.uk/
Lastly, this blog is fairly quiet during the colder months, like the voles it follows, but come spring there will be posts every few days as I follow the progress of my local colonies and record their activities over 2013.