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Water Voles ‘soft’ release program

Wednesday, August 26th 2009

The remaining Water Voles on the 'soft' release program were set free today. The Forest School trainees helped with opening the pens. Only two voles were seen leaving them, the others were spotted scuttling around under their bedding! They will no doubt have made their bid for freedom by now.

Releasing water voles

After a rainy night only seven species of moths were trapped in the light trap. Sallow and Small Wainscot making up the bulk of the numbers. A first for this year was an Autumnal Rustic.


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