Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Species and habitats

 

Shape up with the squirrel diet plan

red squirrel with carrot As we prepare our special flexible-waisted ‘January trousers’ ahead of the Christmas eating onslaught, our favourite redhead has other ideas. … read more

Cosy hideouts

grey.black red squirrel (possibly continental) How do squirrels survive the winter?  Do they hibernate?  The cold weather is a tough time for animals, how do they managed to stay warm?  Check out our latest blog about squirrel survival strategies.  This dark little red squirrel is collecting moss for a cosy bed. … read more

Beechmast and acorns everywhere

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes A good mast year with lots of nuts around is good news and bad news for red squirrels.  Lots of food means an easier winter but it also means grey squirrels have an easy time too and will have higher breeding success the following year.

Image copyright: Ronnie Stokes … read more

Cross Border Squirrel Symposium

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel went along to the recent Cross-Border Squirrel Symposium to encourage landowners to take action for Red Squirrels.  The afternoon was full of fascinating talks and information, check out our partners, Scottish Land & Estates, review and links to the day below. … read more

A lucky escape!

Sometimes trail cameras pick up some pretty unusual animal behaviour... … read more

Squirrel Spring Antics

rusty1 Young squirrels are making their first trips out into the woods this month.  Keep your eyes open for mini-squirrels with fresh fluffy tails and let us know where you spotted them.  We'd love to hear if squirrels are breeding near you! … read more

Survey Season Approaches....

Red_Squirrel_SSRS The big focus for the SSRS team now is the annual spring survey.  … read more

This year's sightings

 
 
 

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPB