Meadow Vole

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & 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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Wiesenwühlmaus [de]
Meadow Vole [en]
Microtus pennsylvanicus [es]
Campagnol des prés [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Microtus pennsylvanicus


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