Wildlife to Visit of the Family Cricetidae

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc

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There are 1 wildlife species pictured below. Some species can only be seen during certain months. Wildlife that has been observed at this time of year are shown first preceeded by a green bar. Wildlife that can be seen at a different time of year is show last preceeded by a blue bar.

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Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius) All year round.
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Family: Cricetidae (Voles)

Habitat: Lakes and reservoirs, ponds, wetlands and rivers and streams.

Size: Length 14-22 cm (5.5-8.7 in) plus tail.

Food: Grass, plants, fruits, bulbs, twigs, buds and roots.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Live in burrows excavated within the banks of rivers, ditches, ponds, and streams. They are expert swimmers and divers.

Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius) © Peter Trimming cc
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