Drought May Hit Wildlife

Threatened wildlife such as water voles could be hit by the continuing dry weather across parts of the country, the Wildlife Trusts warned today.

This year has seen an unusually dry spring, and despite some recent rainfall the dry weather is set to continue across much of the country into June, leaving rivers, streams, ponds and lakes all low on water in some areas.

via www.independent.co.uk



This has certainly been the case in Kent. Many of the great crested newt breeding ponds monitored by Calumma Ecological Services have dried out completely - some even before eggs had hatched!