Jo’s passion for water voles began in early childhood, as she delighted in watching their charming antics in her local chalk stream. This passion continues unabated and she is never happier than after her first water vole sighting of the year.
She is a wildlife photographer, amateur ecologist and wildlife conservationist. Her special interests are water voles and wildflower meadows. She loves Nature!
Novelist Kate Long is a passionate wildlife spotter and photographer who has been blogging about her local water voles for 10 years.
She has written for BBC Wildlife Magazine and appeared on Radio 4’s Saving Species and BBC1’s Midlands Today talking about the joy of voles. She also has chapters in Hugh Warwick’s The Beauty in the Beast and in Melissa Harrison’s anthology Spring.
She lives in Shropshire with her husband and two sons.
- The Water Vole Conservation Handbook (third edition) by Rob Strachan, Tom Moorhouse and Merryl Gelling WildCRU, University of Oxford