Water Voles back on the Scrapes

Monday, August 13th 2018

A big thank you to Ian who came in this morning to finish cutting the hay meadow with his topper. It will be very interesting to observe the meadow change over the coming years and to see what effect a combined drought and high yield of Hay Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) will have on the sward density next year.

We have been seeing increasing signs of Water Vole activity on the Scrapes over the last couple of weeks after months of little activity. Finally, two were seen on the Scrapes last Friday, and then one was photographed by Elizabeth today!


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