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Friday, 22 May 2015

We want these back at Cromwell Bottom ! (As well as along the canals, where they were when I was a schoolboy in the 1960s.)

Water voles in the UK are threatened with extinction. You can help by volunteering for our national water vole survey to regularly monitor sites.
PTES.ORG

This came through on Facebook from PTES.ORG. 
You can also help by monitoring your local patch regularly through the Halifax Scientific Society.

2 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

It would be lovely to have them back on the canals & rivers & streams, there used to be loads when I was a
kid though they were called water rats in my day, which didn't help them and now that Mink are on the uprise again I can't see it happening but fingers crossed for them.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Mink are the main suspects in the demise of the Water Vole. What are the authorities doing to eradicate it?

Otters are said to oust Mink, but they live at such low densities (one source tells me one Otter per 6 miles of waterway) that other measures seem essential.

If anyone would like to start to start regular monitoring of a certain stretch of water, lets try together to cover the whole of the Calder Valley in Calderdale. Some observers already cover the upper valley.