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Riparian Mammal Survey – Official Launch!

Over sixty people braved the weather to attend Kent Mammal Group's January indoor meeting and hear all about our new Riparian Mammal Survey. Richard Andrews, who is heading up the training of volunteers from the membership, began by providing an introduction to the ecology of the three mammals that we will be focusing on, namely water voles, otters and American mink. He then went on to describe their field signs, which is what we will be looking out for and recording during the survey. Finally he talked about the survey area for this year (the Medway catchment), the level of effort needed, and health and safety considerations. Hazel Ryan kindly brought along some examples of droppings from Wildwood, so those attending the meeting could see what they look (and in some cases smell!) like. KMG will also be holding a practical training session during the next few months (this will be advertised in the E-Bulletin and on the website). If you were unable to come along to the meeting on 31st January and would be interested in taking part in the survey please email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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