SSRS Knowledge Fair

…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 must have already registered for the event for this link to work Download programme Trapping and tech workshop Sign up for optional workshop (limited capacity)… […]

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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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SNOW DAY!

Original Author: Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling, has fun in the snow.   One of the advantages of my position being three days per week is that I can take advantage of the weather. Today (Tuesday March 3rd), I woke up to discover that several… […]

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Busy breeding

…of factors including availability of food, weather, and body condition. Body weight, closely linked to food abundance, is integral to breeding success; female squirrels must reach a minimum weight to breed (around 280-300g). In areas where food is plentiful, two litters of kittens (or kits) may be born, the first in early spring (Feb/Mar) and the second in summer (May/June)…. […]

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Coronavirus: Temporary suspension of SSRS non-essential volunteer work

  Following the latest government guidelines, it has been agreed between Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels and the Scottish Wildlife Trust that all volunteer work, with the exception of essential grey squirrel control volunteers, will be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.   As we prepare for mainland Scotland to transition into Tier 4 restrictions from Saturday 26 December onwards, we are… […]

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Cally Gardens Wildlife Hide is now open!

…right, there is a gate through the dyke and a path up to the hide. Inside there are identification charts, a white board for recording your records, and even cushions to make your stay more comfortable! This is a lovely place to patiently spend some quiet time and just see what comes along. Peter Garson Gatehouse Squirrel Group   Download… […]

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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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This Year's Sightings