Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Winter

 

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

National Tree Week

Since 1975, National Tree Week has encouraged us to enjoy and respect our beautiful surroundings and appreciate all the services that trees and woods bring to us.  This is the best time of year for tree planting, so get out there and help our red squirrels by planting good food trees for them. … 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