Elegy for a River
Water voles are small, brownish, bewhiskered, and charming. Made famous by 'Ratty' in 'The Wind in the Willows', once they were a ubiquitous part of our waterways. They were a totem of our rivers. Now, however, they are nearly gone. This is their story, and the story of a conservationist with a wild hope: that he could bring them back.