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BBC Inside Out London meets Hertfordshire's water voles

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Water Vole Conservation Officer, Martin Ketcher, and local wildlife photographer, Russell Savory, speak to BBC Inside Out presenter, Mike Dilger, about our local water voles.

Earlier this year the BBC Inside Out London team visited Panshanger Park in Hertford. Panshanger Park is owned and managed by Tarmac who are working in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust to open up the historic landscape to the public.

Russell Savory showed presenter Mike Dilger the ingenious ways he captures incredible footage of local wildlife including the UK's fastest declining mammal, the water vole. 

HMWT's Water Vole Conservation Officer, Martin Ketcher, joined the two in the park to talk about the vole's behaviour and look out for the little animals in the chalk stream, River Mimram. Chalk streams are incredibly important, due to their global rarity, unique ecology and threatened status. There are no more than 200 in the world, making Hertfordshire a fantastic place to look at these crystal clear habitats.

Catch up on the BBC Inside Out London piece here until Tuesday 4th April.

Through the Lens with Russell Savory -18th March, Aldbury

In a talk illustrated with his photographs and clips from his films, Russell will give us an insight into the techniques he uses to capture intimate images of water voles, owls and more. 

The talk is organised by Albury Parish Council and will raise funds for Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Find out more and book here.