New water vole guidelines are set to be released towards the end of this year. There are likely to be some significant changes to the way water vole surveys need to be undertaken, and how water vole mitigation strategies can be implemented. Some of the key changes are detailed below:
As a teenager I used to hear older naturalists comment frequently that there used to be a lot more glow-worms back in their day. Nowadays I find myself saying the same thing.
Alongside the footpaths, back lanes and disused railway lines of north Devon I would often pass the green glow of the females in the grassland and low scrub.