MAMMAL SURVEYING IN 2015

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Over the weekend of 27th, 28th June we held a small mammal survey on behalf of Filey Festival and an enthusiastic group of adults and kids joined in as we identified, counted and weighed our catch. It’s safe to say that Wood Mouse and Bank Vole are unlikely to make it to the Red Data Book anytime soon, they are everywhere! We did catch Common Shrew and one (unfortunately dead) Water Shrew, but with this many animals fighting to get in the traps they would have to move quickly to be caught.

The FBOG team will be trapping at Flamborough Living Seas Centre and at Bempton RSPB this summer, and in Filey Country Park in September, and we always need help so feel free to get in touch if interested.