OK, our website may not be entirely serious, however the plight of the Voles, especially Water Voles accross Europe is a serious subject requiring support and conservation.
Please consider what you can do, from joining your local Wildlife Trust to becomming an active conservation volunteer.
About. Lives along rivers, streams and ditches, around ponds and lakes and in marshes, reedbeds and areas of wet moorland. Look out for the signs of Water Voles such as burrows in the riverbank, often with a nibbled ‘lawn’ of grass around the entrance. Water Voles like to sit and eat in the same place, so piles of nibbled …
Scientific name. Arvicola amphibious. Water voles are the largest species of vole in Britain and are sometimes mistaken for brown rats, which can be found in a similar habitat. They are also sometimes commonly known as the water rat or water dog. Head-body length: 12 – 20 cm. Tail length: About half the length of the body
9 Jun 2017 – The European water vole is a large species of rodent found throughout much of Britain, but has undergone a serious decline in numbers.
‘Ratty’ in The Wind in the Willows was not a rat at all, but a water vole. Sadly he is now the most endangered mammal species in the UK. Nearly 90% have disappeared in the last seven years, mainly due to habitat loss and predation by American mink. The water vole is found throughout England, Wales and Scotland, …
25 Feb 2016 – Sometimes known as the water rat or water dog, water voles are the largest of species of vole in Britain. Here’s 7 facts about water voles.