Do you know a conservation hero in north east Scotland? The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, of which Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is a member, is launching the Biodiversity Achievement Awards! Follow the link for more info north east scotland biodiversity partnership As part of our 20 Year Celebrations, we want to highlight local heroes from the last two decades. Are you, or do you know a Biodiversity Cha… [read more]
Do you live in Dumfries & Galloway? Do you have a business that is helped by the presence of red squirrels? Do you use red squirrels to promote your business? If so, would you consider writing a letter of support for red squirrel conservation in Dumfries & Galloway? We are currently applying for funding through LEADER and would like to demonstrate local support for Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Can you help? Please contact South Scotland project officer - Alexa Seagrave firstname.lastname@example.org photos from saving scotland's red squirrels's post
Valentine's Day competition from Scottish Wildlife Trust. Not only can you win this beautiful print by Georgina McMaster but you can also purchase her red squirrel print 'Ginger Nut' in our online shop. scottish wildlife trust Competition closed. We'll announce a winner very soon.
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We are looking for local volunteers to help with the huge task of surveying squirrels across Scotland. We need more volunteers in some areas - could you help?
What's involved? We place and monitor four small wooden squirrel feeder boxes, baited with nuts, on trees within a set 2km map square. These feeder boxes have sticky tabs under the lids which collect tiny hair samples as the squirrels feed and these are then analysed under a microscope to confirm which species is using the area. Each volunteer will visit each box four times over the survey period of 1st March to 30th April and collect three samples from each box. Everything is provided and organised so all we need from you is 4 half days in the survey period. The survey is not particularly technical but does require a reasonable standard of fitness and some dedication to collect samples at set times- a great excuse for a spring walk in the woods.
Here are the areas where we need a volunteer and who to contact to get involved:
Borders: Alexa - email@example.com
Dumfries &Galloway: Alexa - firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John’s town of Dalry/New Galloway
Patna/Loch Spallander area
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