Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Redsquirrels

 

Put RED on the map

121_Feeder-box loaded-Lee Renouf-Miller-Jul09-5 Spring is the best time to look for squirrels - squirrels are active with mating chasing and young squirrels to feed and with no leaves on the trees yet, they are easy to spot.  Our annual Spring Survey is underway but we need YOUR HELP to record squirrel activity in your local woods or in your garden.  Visit our website to report your squirrel sightings and help put RED (and grey) on the map. … 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

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

Winter's Squirrels

Brian Smith_3 Winter is here! What does it all mean for red squirrels? … 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