Once common, red squirrels have declined rapidly since the 1950’s. Numbers in the UK have fallen from around 3.5 million, to a current estimated population of around 120,000, of which 75% or more are in Scotland.
Archaeological Site Knockman Wood
Another busy day at the archaeological site in Knockman Wood.
Lots of CVCWT volunteers and other volunteers plus visits from Newton Stewart Activity and Resource Centre and Penninghame Primary School children. More photos will follow later.
Part of a flagstone floor was discovered today.
Wildlife seen so far has included an adder, slow worms, toads, frogs, palmate newts, dor beetles, parasitic wasps, cranefly larvae and a lovely bed of subtly sweet scented bluebells!