If you are in NE USA, don’t miss the current dry weather spell, as it makes finding small mammals by sound really easy. Southern red-backed vole is abundant right now along Red Maple Swamp Trail in Trustom Pond NWR, Rhode Island. We saw three yesterday in less than two hours. We also saw a Southern bog lemming at the lakeside end of the main runway in the nearby Ninigret NWR. Both species were active in broad daylight.