Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…only at certain times of year. Feeding stations can also create a higher risk of disease spreading from one animal to another, including the squirrelpox virus. It is therefore very important that feeding equipment is regularly disinfected with an anti-viral solution (for example Virkon S). If you live in an area where red squirrels are present, and grey squirrels begin… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…Can I join my local group without signing up as a volunteer? Yes, you can join your local group without registering as a volunteer, but you can’t join the survey or control groups without registering as a volunteer first, so you won’t have access to any survey data or control data. Does the group map show sightings from the current… […]

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A lucky escape!

…so on. One of our survey volunteers, Gus, was away with his class on a field trip to Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms. A stunning place a with a lot of wildlife, as any of you who have ever watched BBC Autumn or Winterwatch will know. Gus set up his camera in the woods and put a wee bit… […]

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Busy breeding

…and inclement winter weather. An abundance of natural wonders are associated with springtime and as for many other species, is when birthing and nurturing young become a priority for red squirrels. Watching red squirrels is always rewarding and there are behaviours specific to this time of year to look out for.   Mating Mating behaviour may have begun as early… […]

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This Year's Sightings