Voles are insect eaters
Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 06:00 am
Re: Kevin Ma’s article Cutest lawnwreckers ever (St. Albert Gazette, Dec. 25)
This story is wrong by stating that voles eat grass. Both voles and moles eat only insects and grubs found below ground, that is why they do some extensive tunneling below ground – in search of their food!
They still are a pest in meadows and gardens because of the mess caused by the earth mounds pushed up during their tunneling.
To verify what they eat just search the web using Google with “Voles insect eaters?” This will yield proper scientific answers from universities and biologists all describing moles and voles as “insect eaters.”
I also noticed that Amy Darling, a biologist, was quoted throughout Kevin Ma’s article, but neither she nor Jim Hole (also quoted) did say anywhere that moles eat grass.
A. Zimmer, St. Albert