Winter’s Squirrels

…they have to stay active all year round and keep on feeding! Squirrelling away food… All through late summer and autumn squirrels frantically scatter-horde food all over the woods. They will move from food supply to food supply and eat what they can, and bury the rest. They have a great memory for finding their caches and will use them… […]

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Where have all my red squirrels gone?

…actually good news. It’s autumn, and red squirrels simply don’t have the time to pay us a visit. They’re far too busy taking advantage of all the tasty, nutritious food that nature has on offer. Nuts, berries, mushrooms… everything squirrels love and need to stay healthy is in season right now. © No Bad Photos Autumn is a crucial time… […]

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Gardening for red squirrels

…squirrels responsibly If you are providing supplementary feeding for birds and red squirrels, make sure you’re doing so in a way that keeps them safe and healthy. We would recommend feeding red squirrels sparingly to prevent them becoming over-reliant on you as a food source, and when you do feed them try to provide a balanced diet. For example, including… […]

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News: New research underway to trace the steps of urban squirrels

…is currently known about how grey squirrels live and move in a built-up space and this study is the first of its kind. It aims to highlight the habitat preferences, movement corridors and home range size of grey squirrels in Aberdeen. Researchers will monitor the movements of 10 grey squirrels between late March and July using VHF (Very High Frequency)… […]

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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…are making a difference — in many places, red squirrels are already making a comeback. However, there is still a lot of work to do. With your help, we can continue to protect them. Volunteer Join a local group Events Sightings Seen a squirrel? We want to hear about it! All sightings are valuable, whether they’re from your back garden… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…colder months ahead. By taking part you’ll be doing a small act to help protect one of Scotland’s most iconic yet threatened species, while joining in a mass citizen science event. When will we find out the results? Each sighting we receive is verified by a member of our team before being added to our online sightings map. We anticipate… […]

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Terms of Service

…to assist red squirrel conservation; and to facilitate volunteer development and engagement with the project. SSRS makes the SSRS website and Content available on the understanding that you use them at your own risk – they are provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ and you exercise your own skill, judgement and care with respect to their use or your reliance… […]

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A red squirrel first for Luss Estate

…volunteers have been contributing to our grey squirrel control work in the area, so it’s great to see their efforts finally paying off. One of the long-term goals in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park action plans, including ‘Wild Park 2020’, is working towards a long-term goal of maintaining the whole area as a ‘red-only’ zone.   An… […]

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Call for Scots to become a nation of squirrel spotters this Red Squirrel Week

…where dedicated squirrel spotters can register and keep a personal record of their squirrel sightings. “The comprehensive mapping allows them to view their own squirrel conservation data as well as all of the project’s long-term data. It’s a great way for people to see how their efforts are contributing to changes over time. “It’s also a meeting point where volunteers… […]

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New Conservation Officer calls for the public to help protect red squirrels in the Scottish Borders

…Wildlife Trust and made possible thanks to National Lottery players. Anyone can support the project by reporting their sightings of both red and grey squirrels at scottishsquirrels.org.uk. For those who want to take a more active role in the project, volunteer roles include carrying out surveys or helping to control grey squirrels in the project’s priority areas. REPORT A SIGHTING… […]

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This Year's Sightings