Meadow voles have apparently been very abundant here on the Central Experimental Farm this winter. What used to be my experimental lily garden is a mess of trails and tunnels and a big cache of partially eaten bulbs.
The silver lining to this vole outbreak is that we have had the privilege of watching snowy owls hunt them over the past month!
Naomi Cappuccino was a member of the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is now retired and no longer updating this site.