Long-Distance Homing in Meadow Voles
, Microtus pennsylvanicus.
These habitats are not currently found within several km of the rockshelter; thus the presence of the Meadow Vole
at the site may indicate that appropriate habitats were nearby in the past.
Nevertheless, three of four populations (Amherst, Collins, and Wolfe; table 4) showed variation in population size of magnitudes similar to that observed in meadow vole
populations that exhibit multiannual cycles (Taitt and Krebs 1985).
(Microtus pennsylvanicus) kill up to 96% of deciduous tree seedlings on experimental plots, influencing the rate and direction of succession in old fields in New York (Ostfeld and Canham, 1993).
The meadow vole
differs from the pine vole in that he is bigger, lives primarily above ground or in shallow surface runways, and his feeding is more visible.
Photoperiodic regulation of body mass and fat reserves in the meadow vole
Common Name Scientific Name Number of Individuals Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus 8 Northern Short-tailed Shrew Blarina brevicaudata 2 Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus 2 Short-tailed Weasel Mustela ermine 1 Eastern Chipmunk Tamias striatus 3 Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus 2 Southern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys volans 2 White-footed Mouse Peromyscus leucopus 7 Southern Red-backed Vole Clethrionomys gapperi 1 Meadow Vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus 1 House Mouse Mus musculus 2 North American Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum 1 Unidentified Crayfish Cambarus sp.
The other grassland vole present is the meadow vole
, Microtus pennsylvanicus, which occurs in more lush, moist grasslands.
It's also home to Max - the meadow vole
, of whom you can get a close view in the meadow vole
maze which isn't a true maze (thankfully, no danger of getting lost) but has lots of nooks and crannies with sound and surprises to excite and 'scare' the children.
(Microtus pennsylvanicus) was the predominant food item found in 28% of scats collected.
The spring decline in the meadow vole
, Microtus pennsylvanicus: the effect of density.
These include Prospect Hill virus associated with the meadow vole
, Microtus pennsylvanicus (Lee et al, 1982), Isla Vista virus, associated with the California vole, M.
A meadow vole
produces different odors from various parts of its body.
microti include the white-footed mouse and the meadow vole
In mown habitat, prairie vole males attacked more frequently than did prairie vole females and meadow vole
males and females (Table 1).