Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Put RED on the map

121_Feeder-box loaded-Lee Renouf-Miller-Jul09-5 Spring is the best time to look for squirrels - squirrels are active with mating chasing and young squirrels to feed and with no leaves on the trees yet, they are easy to spot.  Our annual Spring Survey is underway but we need YOUR HELP to record squirrel activity in your local woods or in your garden.  Visit our website to report your squirrel sightings and help put RED (and grey) on the map. … read more

To feed or not to feed?

42 red squirrels 0837 - (c) Steve Gardner Christmas dinner for squirrels - what to do and what NOT to do!

Image copyright: Steve Gardner … read more

Shape up with the squirrel diet plan

red squirrel with carrot As we prepare our special flexible-waisted ‘January trousers’ ahead of the Christmas eating onslaught, our favourite redhead has other ideas. … read more

Beechmast and acorns everywhere

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes A good mast year with lots of nuts around is good news and bad news for red squirrels.  Lots of food means an easier winter but it also means grey squirrels have an easy time too and will have higher breeding success the following year.

Image copyright: Ronnie Stokes … read more

Cross Border Squirrel Symposium

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel went along to the recent Cross-Border Squirrel Symposium to encourage landowners to take action for Red Squirrels.  The afternoon was full of fascinating talks and information, check out our partners, Scottish Land & Estates, review and links to the day below. … read more

Out and about at the weekend!

90_red on the cone - 024_Ronald Stokes_Dunoon Come and meet some of the team at the Discovery Day at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve! … read more

Squirrel Spring Antics

rusty1 Young squirrels are making their first trips out into the woods this month.  Keep your eyes open for mini-squirrels with fresh fluffy tails and let us know where you spotted them.  We'd love to hear if squirrels are breeding near you! … read more

This year's sightings

 
 
 

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPB