Tree Vole

OPB | Feb. 1, 2003 7:30 p.m.

Tiny, mouse-like tree voles live high up in the Douglas firs of Oregon and California. They are crucial to the forest ecosystem, as a primary food source for spotted owls and other predators. Researchers must climb high up into old growth trees to get a glimpse of the elusive vole.

First Broadcast: 2003
Producer: Jim Newman

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