Archive for August, 2012

How often do Eurasian red squirrels use holes in the ground?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

A photograph recently added to the Gallery shows a hole that a red squirrel was seen to go down during felling operations in a spruce plantation in Kielder Forest in the north of England. The hole was about 30 cm deep, and the feeding remains around the hole suggest that it was a spot frequently […]

Red squirrels in northern Italy are disappearing

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

A report in the Guardian highlights the plight of the red squirrel in northern Italy. Grey squirrels were first introduced into the region of Piemonte some 60 years ago and have now spread over large areas replacing the red squirrels as it goes. There are fears that the grey squirrel will eventually spread into neighbouring […]