The Meadow Vole, also known as a field mouse has a rounded body with gray fur or brown fur. They are 5 inches or 13 CMs long.
Their tail helps them to balance and to run. Their predators are snakes, owls, hawks and foxes.
Meadow Voles hibernate. They do not migrate. The young meadow voles are born in the spring and early summer.
Meadow Voles are active year round night and day. They live more than 12 months. Meadow Voles eat grass, roots and seeds.
Meadow Voles are important to the habitat because they provide food for snakes, owls, hawks and foxes and if they were gone those animals that eat meadow voles would die.
Did you know that the there are 26 other rodent species in North America called Voles? Voles can produce 3 to 12 litters per year. Meadow Voles also live in a hole. The Meadow Vole is an important food source for the habitat.