Vole Platform Remodelling

Monday, July 2nd 2018

This week we will be joined by Caitlin, our fourth student carrying out work experience on the Reserve this year.

After a quick tour of the Reserve we started on our daily and weekly checklist, including feeding and watering the ponies, checking mink rafts for tracks and signs, and cleaning hides.

After a quick break it was back to the Workshop to begin the process of remodelling our Vole platforms.

As the original vole platforms are made of marine ply we decided on remodelling rather than replacing, and set about increasing their buoyancy.

It wasn't long before we had three more Vole platform completed, with two going back onto the Scrapes… 

And one being put back onto the Wetland, where we spotted signs of Water Vole activity in the form of bite marks in the apples that had been put out by Colin last Friday.


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