Archive for August, 2004

Assessing red squirrel social interactions at feeding stations in Jersey C.I.

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

Louise Magris The suburban nature of Jersey means that the Island’s population is heavily supplementary fed by the general public. We are using CCTV observations of a feeding station together and live trapping of free-living wild squirrels in the area to assess social behaviour and the potential for disease transmission through countermarking.

Conference: Red Squirrels, Wales

Friday, August 20th, 2004

Canolfan Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales 18th September 2004 This will be hosted by the Friends of the Anglesey Red Squirrels on Saturday, 18 September 2004 in Canolfan Beaumaris, Anglesey, 9:30am – 5:00pm. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for everyone with an interest in red squirrels in Wales and beyond to get together and discuss [...]

Wight Wildlife Red Squirrel and Dormouse Survey, 2002 to 2003

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Richard Grogan Wight Wildlife undertook a survey of woodland on the Isle of Wight over 1 ha to determine the presence of common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) and red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). This survey was possible through the generous contributions of English Nature and the Mammals Trust UK. Both species are nationally rare mammals protected under [...]

A modelling study of the spread of the alien grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Italy

Tuesday, August 17th, 2004

Clare Tattoni Red squirrels beware A recently discovered population of the North American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), introduced to Ticino Park, Lombardy (N Italy), is likely to spread into continuous prealpine broadleaf forests of Lombardy and the south of Switzerland. The replacement of red by grey squirrels that is taking place in Piedmont, northern Italy, [...]

Patterns of behaviour of Sciurus aestuans in an urban fragment of rain forest in Brazil, Santa Teresa, E.S.

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

Luciana Conde In this work (September 2002 – October 2003), on the patterns of behaviour of Guianan squirrels, S. aestuans, resident in small fragments of forest, two reproductive periods were observed, one in the spring and the other in the autumn. A stable temporal pattern of behaviours was seen, and individuals spent most of their time [...]