Tame Valley Wetland volunteers kicked off vole patrol training yesterday.
Led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s, Tim Precious who is leading a Heritage Lottery Funded Water Vole Recovery project in North Warwickshire, we learnt about water vole ecology, their protective status, the signs to look for and how to carry out a rapid non intrusive survey. We were even lucky enough to see four water voles and witness some interesting behaviour as males battled ferociously over females, territory and we even saw courtship! A truly wonderful day was had by everyone.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Vole Patrol, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.