Vanishing water voles

Water vole - BBC picture

Water vole – BBC picture

The disappearance of water voles has made the news on BBC R4 World at One today – habitat loss and mink predators. Let’s hope it wasn’t a mink that killed the water vole near the pond.

Postscript 10 September: Georgia positively identified one swimming in the pond a couple of days later – they’re back!