Friday, 25 March 2016

Voles and Amphibians

 About 50 frogs spawning in our garden pond.

A walk near Wood Lane Nature Reserve turns up a Great Crested Newt under a log!

Tonight's White Lion Meadow vole.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

More Action at Staggsbrook White Lion Meadow (Tesco)

A gorgeous, healthy vole this evening at White Lion Meadow - and a different one from yesterday, I think - but sadly I've never seen this stretch of the brook looking so filthy. Come on, Tesco, sort it!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

First Water Vole of the Year

At White Lion Meadow, this evening.

Two hedgehogs coming to the garden now.

Very fresh otter spraint in Whitchurch Country Park, plus a lot of dismembered frogs and toads.

Water voley prints from the Country Park

The relative sizes of a harvest mouse skull and a water vole skull.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Let the Hedgehoggery Commence!

The first of 2016, and I don't know if it's one of last year's. I'll have to try and get some better footage.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

The First Tentative Signs

 The brook at Black Park Road

The year's first water vole burrows, in the field off Edgeley Road

Field vole feeding and droppings.