BBC wildlife filming at Panshanger Park

PUBLISHED: 16:25 23 January 2017

Martin Ketcher (Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Water Vole Conservation Officer), Russell Savory (wildlife photographer) and Mike Dilger (Inside Out) at Panshanger Park

Martin Ketcher (Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Water Vole Conservation Officer), Russell Savory (wildlife photographer) and Mike Dilger (Inside Out) at Panshanger Park

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A television film crew visited Pansanger Park on the edge of Welwyn Garden City last week, to make a programme about some of its rarest and most secretive residents.

A BBC crew filmed water voles at Panshanger Park.A BBC crew filmed water voles at Panshanger Park.

A BBC Inside Out team filmed water voles at Pansanger Park for a programme to be broadcast in the spring.

A spokesman for quarrying company Tarmac, which owns and manages the park, said: “Accompanied by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s water vole conservation Officer, Martin Ketcher, wildlife photographer Russell Savory and Inside Out presenter Mike Dilger discussed water vole behaviour and ecology on the banks of the voles’ natural habitat, the River Mimram.”

Water voles have very seriously declined in Britain in recent years, but Tarmac works with the Herts and Middlesx Wildlife Trust to maintain a good population at the park.

River Mimram at Panshanger Park.River Mimram at Panshanger Park.


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