15th October 2014

Our Year 3 Bioconservation Students were trapping small mammals in the Walled Garden. They were surprisingly successful with 3 Bank Voles and 7 Field Voles. The evening before, when setting the traps, they noticed a number of bats circling the moth trap! The traps a filled with straw bedding and food so the mammals are comfortable until they weighed and released unharmed the next morning.

Preparing to weigh a Field Vole prior to release

Longworth mammal traps - there's food and bedding inside

Field Vole

Field Vole

Emptying a mammal trap

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