Community action in Galloway

…one autumn squirrelpox struck, and they were all gone in a few weeks. So we had to move, didn’t we… Before coming to Galloway, I was on the Biology staff at Newcastle University, where I lectured for years on conservation biology, including the devastating worldwide effects of invasive species introductions. It was natural, therefore, for me to work for more… […]

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Images of Saving Britain’s Native Squirrel

…project about red squirrel conservation in the UK. Throughout the last year, I have travelled across the UK to photograph and document the various ways we help red squirrel populations, and the people that are behind these important projects and initiatives. Thanks to SSRS, I had the opportunity to learn more about their Spring Survey. The survey is completed every… […]

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Privacy Policy

…data so that we can send you information about our work that we feel will be of interest to you. This may include general project updates, fundraising appeals, campaigning opportunities, services, products, newsletters, upgrade and reactivation campaigns, invitations to events, and competitions. This information is defined as ‘direct marketing’ by the ICO. We use a number of different lawful bases… […]

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Red Squirrel Rambles

…the forests of Dumfries and Galloway in an interactive app that will guide you on your adventure. Explore with the opportunity of wild encounters, discover more about red squirrels, complete challenges and collect tokens as you go. And of course, if you see a squirrel while walking, we want to hear about it!   Download a Red Squirrel Ramble today… […]

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An Autumn Overview of Tree ID

…time of year whereas most cone-bearing coniferous trees that have needles, stay green year-round. Some of Scotland’s oldest native trees are coniferous, such as Scots Pine. A fun fact about another native coniferous tree, Juniper, is that it has stems that are fragrant throughout – it isn’t just their distinctive, infamous berries that are aromatic!   Finding clues So what… […]

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Argaty Red Kites celebrate their other star species with a new red squirrel hide

…blue to purple as both species began to show up. And finally, in 2017, the site returned a ‘red only’ result, the first time in this area since the survey began. Targeted control work at Argaty and neighbouring estates has ensured that grey squirrel numbers in the area have been kept sufficiently low enough to allow red squirrels to repopulate… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…to hard refresh the page South Scotland volunteers… If you still have problems, contact your group Hub Admin The Hub Admin will contact the region’s Community Engagement Officer or squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk if needed Can the Hub be used from a mobile? Yes, when connected to WiFi or data roaming, all the usual functionalities of the Hub work on a mobile, including… […]

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See you in a few years…

…colleagues and working in one of the most accessible scenic areas in Scotland: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (www.lochlomond-trossachs.org). Along with all of my red squirrel friends (and grey squirrel “enemies”…), I have seen an amazing variety of wildlife, including: otters, pine marten, red deer, roe deer, goosanders, ravens, and even a slow worm in this poor summer…. […]

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This Year's Sightings