Water vole habitat creation at Logan’s Meadow.

People clearing brambles

The Conservation volunteers were working hard to create a possible new habitat for Water voles at Logan’s Meadow reserve this month.

The ditch which runs parallel to the footbridge has become choked with bramble and is in significant shade. To try and establish more of a variety of marginal aquatic plants, large areas of bramble where cut back and some overhanging tree branches removed. It is important to retain some cover after carrying out this work so any prospective water voles can feel safe to investigate after the the volunteers have gone. The hope is to get this ditch in good enough shape to be able to attract Water voles and sustain them. They are already present in the other water channels at Logan’s so a further territory for them would help keep this population flourishing.

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