When walking around the fen and meadow trail keep an eye and ear out for water vole on the dragonfly and pond dipping pools.  Water vole create a platform out of vegetation on which to sit as they munch and crunch their way through their food; it is possible to locate this semi-aquatic rodent by listening carefully as he is a noisy eater!  Over the last few weeks, visitors have been reporting amazing views of this mammal, so next time you are on the reserve keep a sharp look-out (and ear)!  

Rowena, Reserve Assistant