When sixteen live traps were opened, Friends of Parkwood Springs were delighted to find one bank vole and eleven very lively wood mice. Writing on Facebook, they said:
On Sunday 20th October there was a great meeting led by Val Clinging from Sorby Natural History Society when when we opened the sixteen live traps we had put out on Saturday evening. We were delighted to find one bank vole and eleven very lively wood mice (including two in the same trap!), who had been enjoying the warm bedding and free food overnight.
Val reported to Sorby saying:
“All the animals caught were young animals. All were very lively, appeared healthy and were released safely after examination and photography near to where they were caught. Populations of small mammals do tend to fluctuate from year to year and this year is obviously a very good one for Wood Mice at Parkwood Springs.”