Recording Area Annual Totals

97 Species in 2013, 99 in 2012, 94 in 2011, 108 species were recorded in 2010;

Friday, 4 December 2009

'Ratty' is multiplying along the River Chess

James Hunter obtained these fabulous images of WATER VOLES.
The population of one of the UK's rarest mammals - the WATER VOLE - has increased dramatically along the River Chess, so much so that over 300 are now resident between Chesham and Chorleywood (results from a survey recently conducted by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust). This is a three-fold increase in two years and is a credit to the restoration work done by the Chiltern Chalk Streams Project.

Escaped American Mink have been controlled on this section of the river and bank-side vegetation has been dramatically restored providing a safe home for the voles.

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