Tag: red squirrel northumberland
It isn’t just red squirrels that feed on nuts and seeds. At Kielder Forest and Water Park a fox has been seen this week, hunting around for bits of leftover food dropped by the squirrels.
There’s a red revolution happening at Kielder Water and Forest Park according to rangers, with loads of red squirrels coming out the play and gather around a feeding station visible from Kielder Castle. It’s been a great experience for the rangers there who, although used to seeing plenty of Northumbria wildlife, have been amazed and the numbers of red squirrels visible each day.
If you are looking for outstanding and Olympian feats in nature at a level to compete with London 2012, look no further than at the wildlife in Northumbria and the Scottish Borders, where you will find amazing strength, speed and agility.
An urgent new appeal has been issued to help save threatened red squirrels in south Northumberland near Hexham and Slayley. The reds are struggling to compete with the greys and are also being exposed to the deadly squirrelpox virus. Please find out how you can support this appeal.
Over 110 volunteers are working tirelessly to monitor the progress of England’s largest ever red squirrel conservation project. Over the next two months, the volunteers, affectionately referred to as the ‘Red Army’ will visit 270 woodlands across Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham and North Yorkshire to establish exactly which type of squirrels are living in them.