More about the park’s burrowers.

Early spring is when our moles become active, digging up to 20 metres of tunnel a day and pushing the spoil to the surface. Here is a video, narrated by Chris Packham, about the ways in which moles are adapted to their underground life.

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  1. Recently, for the first time, we have a mole burrowing around our garden. Often we see small circular holes at the top of mole holes and had assumed the mole had left the burrow to cross a path. However the video suggests the mole never goes above ground, so what are these holes?

    1. There has to be a hole in the centre of the molehill for the mole to push all the soil out; if you spread the molehill out you will find that the hole leads down into the tunnels. I expect Chris Packham just means that the mole never fully comes out onto the surface; it pushes the soil out with its nose and then ducks back down.

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