I haven't seen a water vole at White Lion Meadow for twenty days now and am increasingly concerned they've been driven away or killed by rats. I am keeping a close eye on the situation, but there's not a lot else I can do.
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?