Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Busy breeding

12 (c) Mark Chambers square It’s about this time of year that many red squirrels set to work on producing a second litter of kits. Guest blogger Dr Sarah Garven gives us an insight into the life of a red squirrel during the busy breeding season. … read more

A new star species at Argaty Red Kites

DSC_6250 square Red squirrels AND red kites? Yes please! We were delighted to hear that a new red squirrel hide will open today at Argaty Red Kites. … read more

An update on the Heathhall squirrelpox outbreak

pox square One month on, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels believe that the squirrelpox outbreak in Heathhall no longer poses an immediate threat to the local red squirrel population. However, we still need ongoing support from volunteers and the wider community. … read more

  • 3rd May 2018, by Dr Stephanie Johnstone
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Invasive Species Week: the road to recovery

Grey Squirrel 39 (c) Bob Coyle (1) square The grey squirrel is one of the country’s most widely recognised animals, but not everyone knows that it is a non-native species. As 23 – 29 March is ‘Invasive Species Week’, we reflect on the progress that’s been made in managing and preventing the negative impact of grey squirrels on their native counterparts in Scotland. … read more

  • 26th Mar 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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Pine martens: a natural ally

marten-square A new study has confirmed that Scotland’s recovering pine martens are having a positive effect on red squirrels.  … read more

Spring into survey time

feeder box square It’s February and preparations are well underway for the 2018 squirrel survey. Conservation Officer Alexa Seagrave explains what the survey is all about and why spring is such a great time to get outdoors and look for squirrels. … read more

How clean are your feeders?

AdobeStock_(c) philipbird123 square It’s the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Are your feeders filled up and ready to go? Once the fun is over, why not be a hero for nature and give them a good spring clean. You’ll be helping to keep your furry (and feathered) visitors happy and healthy.   … read more

This year's sightings

 
 
 

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Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPBHeritage Lottery Fund