Red squirrels and biosecurity

…than through competition alone. The red squirrel is both an iconic British species and also a delightful component of the Northern British woodland habitat. Many people are therefore keen to do what they can to help maintain their presence. Feeding stations for red squirrels in gardens and in woodlands are often provided to help the reds compete. In certain areas,… […]

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Privacy Policy

…know how to contact us to make a complaint. To make sure everyone in our organisation knows what to do if a complaint is received. To make sure all complaints are investigated fairly and in a timely way. To make sure that complaints are, wherever possible, resolved and that relationships are repaired. To learn from complaints and feedback to help… […]

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A lucky escape!

to see this- watch it right to the end! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZXZfnzXA4E This footage was caught just after 6am in early May. It clearly shows a tawny owl swoop in and land on the tree just above where the squirrel was. Amazing! Now what we don’t know is what the tawny owl was up to. It may well have been sizing up… […]

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SSRS Knowledge Fair

…and beyond; and to look ahead to a future of working together to protect one of Scotland’s most iconic species. The online event will include a variety of talks, workshops and networking opportunities, as well as virtual exhibitions from some of our volunteers and partner organisations. Event access Click ‘reset password’ to set a password for the first time. You… […]

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

…the wider Aberdeenshire countryside, further threatening important red squirrel populations in Grampian and the Highlands.   Grey Squirrel © Nicola Nuttall   Larger and more productive than their red counterparts, grey squirrels can rapidly out-compete red squirrels for food and living space, making it difficult for the native species to successfully breed and for their young to survive. Because of… […]

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All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

…diluting the native gene pools. E.g. non-native Sika deer are interbreeding with our native Red deer. Habitat alteration; invasive species can alter invaded habitats. E.g. where Himalayan balsam forms dense stands on river banks, these die back in the winter leaving bare soil which is prone to erosion, which can contribute to flooding problems. Spread of disease; invasive species can… […]

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