Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mystery Solved – Voles Made Those Holes

A plethora of mysterious holes in Virginia gardens had homeowners and gardeners perplexed: ‘surely they aren’t snake holes’.  Turns out they were made by voles experiencing a normal cyclic population increase.  Includes interviews with wildlife biologist Dr. Jim Parkhurst from the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Service and  Dr. Keith Clay, mammal/cicada population expert at the University of Indiana in Bloomington.  Published in the Orange County Review.