Bit of info on the voles first:
The Bank Vole or Red-backed vole.    Latin name.  Clethrionomys glareolus

The Bank Vole lives in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens.
Bank Voles eat fruit, nuts and small insects, but are particularly keen on hazelnuts and blackberries. They are very active animals and are frequently seen.
Bank Voles can have three or four litters a year, each with up to seven young.
Voles can be distinguished from mice by their rounder faces, smaller ears and eyes and shorter tails.

The Bank Vole is a richer, chestnut brown than the Field Vole and has a proportionally longer tail.
Length: 10cm plus a tail of 6cm Weight: 15-40g Average lifespan: 1.5 years

The Workshop is run 10 am to 12.30 pm

This is an ideal workshop for anyone wanting to get close up photos of these fascinating little creatures, these are wild voles and released after the session.
It will be 2 – 3 people at a time or small group booked together and for 2 hours max as too not distress the Voles, but so far they seem anything but distressed, they just carry on as if you are not there.

I have built an outdoor set in which you can stand around and varie the background, this has worked really well so I will spend time improving this setup.

I will be on hand to show you how it works or leave you to it depending on you.

There is props for you to use and you can wonder around the wood to see what’s in season, blackberries, Hawthorne ,sloes etc.

Maximum 2 -3  people at a time or small group booked together.


Outdoor set.

This set has been designed so you can walk all around the subjects and pick different angles giving interesting compositions and vary the background.

Lens wise a lens capable of focusing 1 to 3 mtrs so most people have a lens that will cover this.

As I said I will be around to get you the best shots I can, no pressure just good a bit of fun and no Voles stressed in the least, they will be released back into my wood straight after the shoot .

Price will be £50 pp for the Voles (2 hrs max) with a £25 option to spend the remainder of the day in the bird hides if you wish.

To Book

Email me at or call me on 07557798948, I must have at least 48 hrs notice and minimum of two people for this workshop.

Terms and Conditions of Booking

All precautions have been taken to ensure you have a great and safe days photography with us, however, John Stanton Photography cannot and will not be held responsible for any personal accident, injury, loss or damage of personal items, or the loss or damage of photographic equipment, we therefore recommend that you have adequate insurance that will cover you for personal injury.

Bank Vole Workshop

To Book .
Email me at or call me on 07557798948.
I must have at least 24hrs notice and minimum of two people.

Scroll down for or more info.

error: Content is protected !!