RED SQUIRREL AWARENESS WEEK 21-27th SEPTEMBER
2020 TOLLYMORE RED SQUIRREL GROUP CITIZENS SURVEY
Autumn is here and it is a good time to try and find out the number of Red Squirrels there are about, and the areas that they are occupying. We need this information so that we can keep an eye on their health and well being and look out for any signs of a drop in their numbers which may be caused by disease or predation. This information would allow us to take appropriate action if needed.
At this time of year the red squirrels are most often found feeding on hazel nuts, up in the Larch and Scots Pine trees feeding on the seed cones, and eating sweet chestnuts and fungi.
You can help by recording any red squirrels you see in Tollymore Forest Park and the surrounding areas of woodland such as, Donard Wood, Tipperary Wood, Castlewellan Park and all the smaller woodlands, and anywhere in between!
So when next you are out on a walk keep your eyes open for those red squirrels.
TO RECORD A SIGHTING OF A RED SQUIRREL GO TO www.tollymoreredsquirrelgroup.com and click CONTACT US and there you can fill in the details such as date, place seen, number of red squirrels and what they were doing.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING YOUR LOCAL RED SQUIRRELS.