VOLE, a book-name (invented by Dr J.
The bank vole is the smallest of the vole species in Britain.
water vole 's resurgence.
A very prolific rodent of the amphibious class obtained from Canada and the United States, similar in habit to the English vole, with a fairly thick and even brown underwool and rather strong top dark hair of medium density.
voracious predators which the water vole has not evolved to cope with.
Its most characteristic animals and birds are the white-tailed jack-rabbit, pallid vole, sage hen, sharp-tailed grouse and greentailed towhee; the large Columbia ground-squirrel (Spermophflus columbianus) is common in that part of the zone which re west of the Rocky Mountains, but east of the Rockies it is replaced by another species (Cynomys) which closely resembles a small prairie dog.
(See Mole-Rat.) According to the arrangement here followed, the burrowing zokors may be placed in this family, although they have teeth like those of the vole group in the Muridae.
In the circumpolar Evotomys (represented in England by the red-backed field-mouse) and the nearly allied North American Phenacomys, the molars develop roots in old age; but in Microtus (which includes the water-rat, and is circumpolar) they are rootless throughout life, the genus being' one of the largest in the mammalian class (see Vole).
The water vole is found throughout riparian habitat in mainland Britain.
Now wild animals, from the magnificent stag to the lowliest vole are protected from man 's excesses.
If countryside managers and rangers know of water vole colonies in the project area we would love to hear from you.
Two key areas for water vole conservation have already been identified in the North East.
Four out of the 7 squares (in Area 5) which were positive for water vole signs in 1999/2000 remain positive in 2005.
The increase of otters and polecats preying on mink has helped the water vole 's resurgence.
Although the British representatives of this group should undoubtedly retain their vernacular designations of water-rat and short-tailed field-mouse, the term "vole" is one of great convenience in zoology as a general one for all the members of the group. Systematically voles are classed in the mammalian order Rodentia, in which they constitute the typical section of the subfamily Microtinae in the Muridae, or mouse-group. As a group, voles are characterized by being more heavily built than rats and mice, and by their less brisk movements.
The female mink is just small enough to enter the water vole burrows, leaving the vole with no refuge.
The urban conurbation appears to provide a stronghold for the water vole.
exterminate the last few remaining populations of our native water vole " ratty " .
A marsh harrier glides low over wheat, drops on a vole.
luckless vole feeding off the barren landscape.
The gigantic speckled maroon vole egregiously turned its nose up at the moldy old mango.
plashy fen passes the questing vole... no, not a vole but a thing that went Tap.
They are voracious predators which the water vole has not evolved to cope with.
Now wild animals, from the magnificent stag to the lowliest vole are protected from man's excesses.
How to spot a vole The chances are you've never seen a water vole.
Results: 1. The trapping of small mammals was not a success, despite John's catching a live short-tailed vole, our only triumph.
The water course reveals the burrows of the endangered water vole.
Water vole Fishbourne stream is also home to the rare water vole.
The female mink is just small enough to enter the water vole burrows, leaving the vole burrows, leaving the vole with no refuge.
vole colonies in the project area we would love to hear from you.
vole populations in the county over the past 7 years.
vole habitat on Mar Lodge Estate, Cairngorms.
vole conservation have already been identified in the North East.
vole signs in 1999/2000 remain positive in 2005.
Its crucial role in sexual bonding has been observed by North American scientists studying the prairie vole.
The water vole resembles in many particulars the little meadow vole of the fields.
Aquatic in habits, this animal is related to the English water-rat and therefore included in the sub-family Microtinae (see Vole).
It is true indeed that in zoological nomenclature some of these are distinguished as "voles" (see VOLE), but this is not in accord with popular usage, where such creatures - come under the designation either of water-rats or field-mice.
The humerus lacks a foramen at the lower end; and the molar teeth, as explained and illustrated in the article Vole, consist of two longitudinal rows of triangular alternating vertical prisms, and may be either rootless or rooted.
Two or three species of vole (Arvicola) have been detected, and porcupines are common.
The Vole LH V2 5c From the nose follow the thin diagonal roof crack to the lip.
The Vole RH V2 5c From the nose pull out directly across the roof via good crimps to the lip.
How to spot a vole The chances are you 've never seen a water vole.
There has been a 63% decline in water vole populations in the county over the past 7 years.
Water vole habitat on Mar Lodge Estate, Cairngorms.
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