Meadow Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus)

A small rodent, although abundant rarely seen in the open due to its preference to be active at night. Lives in moist areas of meadows or forest. Prey for many hawks, owls and mammalian carnivores.

How To Identify

For now, I identify this species by type of habitat where I find its burrow usually located in moist, dense, low growing grassland.

Where and When to Spot

They are around all year. The only individual of this species I have spotted so far, moved around the entrance of its burrow located close to the large pond in Park Angrignon.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 150mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f7.1
    ISO 450

Taxonomy

Rodentia
Cricetidae
Arvicolinae
Microtus pennsylvanicus