Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Tips and advice

 

How clean are your feeders?

AdobeStock_(c) philipbird123 square It’s the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Are your feeders filled up and ready to go? Once the fun is over, why not be a hero for nature and give them a good spring clean. You’ll be helping to keep your furry (and feathered) visitors happy and healthy.   … 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

National Tree Week

Since 1975, National Tree Week has encouraged us to enjoy and respect our beautiful surroundings and appreciate all the services that trees and woods bring to us.  This is the best time of year for tree planting, so get out there and help our red squirrels by planting good food trees for them. … read more

How can we reduce road deaths?

13 Red Squirrel (c) Dennis Johnson We field numerous enquiries each year about what we can do to reduce red squirrel casualties on our roads. It's not a simple issue to tackle, but here are our thoughts. Photo:  Dennis Johnson … read more

Rusty's Release!

rusty1 Last month we blogged about the amazing story of Rusty the red squirrel. Found as a tiny kitten, he was taken into the care of two phenomenally dedicated volunteers. They then passed him to the SSPCA who have recently released a healthy fully grown Rusty into the wild. Here are a few photos of him just before he was released. … read more

Here comes autumn!

511A0587 As the seasons turn squirrel activity really picks up- read on to find out what our furry friends are up to. … read more

The Story of Rusty the Red

rusty1 The inspiring story of two very dedicated humans and one very lucky red squirrel kitten. Rescuing and rehabilitating any wild animal is fraught with challenges and red squirrels are no exception. Here is the tail, sorry tale, of Rusty the Red! … read more

This year's sightings

 
 
 

Project partners 

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPBHeritage Lottery Fund