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

…Argaty Red Kites has since become a popular tourist attraction and education centre, where bringing people closer to Scotland’s wildlife goes hand in hand with protecting and supporting it. The new Woodland Hide is more than just a great opportunity for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts to see another one of Scotland’s iconic species, it also marks a significant milestone in… […]

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An Autumn Overview of Tree ID

…red squirrels.   Which tree species create a good habitat for red squirrels? A great habitat for red squirrels is one with a healthy food supply. A varied mix of cone, fruit, seed and nut-producing tree species ensures that squirrels have plenty of natural resources throughout the year. In autumn, they can often be found ‘caching’ their foraged food in… […]

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Knowledge Fair – celebrating five years of community action

…Collis, SSRS Conservation Officer Building a volunteer network in the south of Scotland – Dr Peter Garson, Gatehouse Squirrel Group and John Rae, Save our Squirrels Berwick Group Session Q&A   Session 2: Looking to the Future Communicating the SSRS-DCA story – Gill Hatcher, SSRS Communications and Engagement Officer The Community Hub legacy – Nicole Tipple, SSRS Data officer Developing… […]

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Community Hub

Welcome to the Community Hub Community action is the key to the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. The Hub is a space for our supporters and volunteers to keep up to date with the project and connect with like-minded people working to protect local red squirrel populations. Registered users can keep track of their squirrel sightings, and join a… […]

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Login / Register

Login to the site with your username or email to access more resources, groups and networks. Login Log In Username: Password: Keep me signed in Log In Register Lost Password If you would like to volunteer to help us, and to join one of the many regional Volunteer Groups we run, then please Register your details on this site if… […]

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Grey squirrel control: connecting the dots

…the spread of grey squirrels. Classified as an invasive non-native species, it is widely acknowledged that targeted, landscape-scale grey squirrel population control is essential if we want to reverse the decline of Scotland’s red squirrels. It’s a huge undertaking, but fortunately there are many passionate and experienced landowners and individuals volunteering to do their bit across priority areas. At Saving… […]

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Can red squirrels weather the storm?

…if a drey was destroyed they wouldn’t become homeless overnight. Of course, it is entirely possible that some red squirrels (and other wildlife) have been harmed as a result of Storm Arwen and Storm Barra, although measuring this would be a very difficult task. Certainly some sources of food will have been lost. However, we can take comfort knowing just… […]

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Publications

Publications   Guidelines and Advice Priority Areas for Red Squirrel Conservation (PARCs) in South Scotland Supplementary feeding of red squirrels Red squirrel road signs Red squirrel post mortems Red squirrel leprosy   Reports Squirrelpox Detection in the Central Lowlands 2017-2020 2019 Spring Survey Report 2018 Spring Survey Report 2017 Spring Survey Report 2016 Spring Survey Report 2015 Spring Survey Report… […]

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This Year's Sightings