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.
Working at High Camer yesterday with the volunteers. Conifer sapling removal and pondwork. We were dredging the side of the pond as the rushes and silt are trying to reclaim it as land. We also…
Can also be heard singing at this time of the year as they breed very early in the year so that they can take advantage of crops of cones on conifer trees before the cones open with the warmth of the spring sunshine and shed their seeds.