Forget the shrews, this time it was the turn of the voles, taking blood twice while being ‘surveyed’. No one died, and over a very busy couple of trapping sessions we handled nearly sixty small creatures of five species, the pick being a young Water Shrew (pictured by Mike Day).

Water Vole

Water Shrew

The next chance to take part in such unbridled fun will be on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August, between 9am and around 10.30am at the Dams. Details from Jack Whitehead on 07870 341455.

ADVANCE NOTICE: We will be trapping the East Lea side of Filey Dams on the weekends of 16th/17th and 30th/31st August; a whole different range of possibilities!