Water Vole update

This excellent picture of a baby water vole in Boxmoor taken this week by Mike Dunks is more proof that they are breeding. The beauty of this image is that it shows how the vole grabs the reed with both front feet. It also clearly demonstrates the blunt  nose and black feet. Rats have a pointed nose and pale pink feet.

We will give news on the third phase of our water vole introduction soon. In the mean time, any sightings between Apsley and Berkhamsted and North up to Water End would be very welcome at the Trust.