Saturday 1 August 2015

August 2015 Mammal of the Month - The Mole

Photo Credit: Mike E Talbot (via Wikicommons)

Time to announce our August Mammal of the Month! This month it's the mole. This species is one of the hardest British mammals to spot but you may well see signs of it. Here are our top five mole facts for you:

1. Moles eat over half their body weight in earthworms every day!
2. Their deeper tunnels may be used by several generations of moles
3. Their tunnel networks can be several hundreds of metres long
4. There are no moles in Ireland
5. Moles sometimes keep their prey alive in underground chambers instead of eating it straight away. 

Find out more details with the Mammal Society's fact sheet

And finally, last but most certainly not least, please don't forget to record your sightings of moles or any signs of them (mole hills count!) at our recording page.