Knitadermy

…of knitted red squirrels and one of knitted birds, along with Elmer a multicoloured knitted stag (as featured on Winterwatch), and a patchwork youth shelter, raising over £2000 shared between SSRS, SWT, CLAN, Braemar Village Hall and Sherpa village rebuilding project.   This year we’re knitting flowers to cover the bridge in the centre of Braemar, and mushrooms for the… […]

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Cycling for Squirrels

…motivating to have a purpose to the hard work and sore legs (Peat Inn is 200 metres above sea level – ooyah!) and if any SSRS supporters would like to push me on I have started a Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Kensredsquirrelcycle where you can donate. If you do, I’ll dedicate a mile to you on my way to Edinburgh…. […]

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All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

…a year in Great Britain. Costs are incurred by the agriculture, forestry and horticulture sectors, but also by many other sectors including transport, construction, aquaculture, recreation and utilities. Some invasive species threaten our health or enjoyment of our environment. Rats, house mice and cockroaches are all invasive non-native species that can be serious house pests, and giant hogweed contains a… […]

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The Story of Rusty the Red

…days went by. We began to wean him after a couple of weeks, using reduced sugar Farleys Rusks in kitten milk to start with, then offering a selection of different foods such as pine nuts, hazelnuts, broccoli, and a rat/mouse mix. Twice a week he had a couple of drops of Abidec childrens multivitamin, which he took willingly. He became… […]

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Keeping track of red squirrel numbers in gardens around Gatehouse of Fleet

…the woods is really not that easy – an occasional chance event for most of us. It’s a lot easier if you have a thermal imaging scope, as this kit detects heat and can even ‘see’ though the vegetation, although coming in at a high price means this is not a feasible option for most of us. Reds are naturally… […]

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News: Take part in Scotland’s largest squirrel survey this month

…Red Squirrels, this meant valuable data usually gathered through fieldwork and annual spring surveys was lost. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling on the public to report their sightings of both red and grey squirrels in their gardens and in the great outdoors between 21-27 September, to create a snapshot of the situation on the ground. All sightings from the… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…populations are changing over time, it also helps our team take direct conservation action. With the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and suspension of our annual spring survey, public sightings this year are more important than ever. Each squirrel sighting reported during the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey will provide a detailed snapshot of the current situation on the ground. Why should… […]

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This Year's Sightings