Vole attack

May 18, 2012 – 9:06 pm

tussock in OTC dug up by vole

We were monitoring plants in our freshly melted tundra plots and we noticed that this Eriophorum had signs of herbivory.

vole hay

The vegetation and organic material had been turned into hay piles by a vole.

Then, like Kane, as we stood up and looked around, we realized they were EVERYWHERE.

  1. 2 Responses to “Vole attack”

  2. Oh, no! How badly did they mess up the plots?
    I never thought of voles as horror-movie fodder before….

    By Sadie on May 20, 2012

  3. Well, they took out a couple tussocks in one of the OTCs, so that’s a bit of an impact. Other than that, we should be able to avoid the tussocks they turned into hay piles in the rest of the plot. They probably got about a quarter of the plot.

    By Anthony on May 21, 2012

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