A Field Guide to the Prairie

Meadow Vole Meadow vole
Microtus pennsylvanicus
Length: 15.5 cm (6.1 in.)
Habitat/Range: The meadow vole ranges from Alaska to the northern plain states and from the southern Rockies to Georgia. They prefer open habitat with a dense grass cover.
Eating Habits: They eat during the day and night. They eat plants and some insects.

The meadow vole has a dark brown back and lighter sides. Its belly fur is gray with silver tips.

The meadow vole is also in the Order Rodentia.

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