Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Fewer Voles?








 Feeding at White Lion Meadow (Tesco)

 Large skipper butterfly


 Droppings









Baby vole, White Lion Meadow


I think there are fewer voles at Edgeley Road this year. The population is still good, but I'm not overwhelmed with sightings as I usually am. This is a normal and natural cycle, though: vole populations are cyclic and go from boom to bust to boom again over a four-year course.

Monday, 22 June 2020

The Last Summer?






 burrow and feeding




It's kind of the landowner to give me access to the field off Edgeley Road, but I know the clock is ticking and this field will be built on before too long. I worry so much about the future for this amazing water vole colony. It's such an exceptional site, but I've given up hoping it can be saved.

Saturday, 20 June 2020

A Word About Copyright


 Male linnet

 Tawny owl, Shrewsbury

 Toad










Edgeley Road water voles

I started this blog as a record of local water vole populations, but also as a resource for those who need to spread the word about water vole protection. With this in mind, you are welcome to use any of the images on this blog, but please credit me if you do.


Wednesday, 17 June 2020






 Edgeley Road water vole


 Common lizard and silver studded blue butterflies, Prees Heath









Baby water vole and an adult with a wound to its back, White Lion Meadow (the car park by Tesco).