It's Red Squirrel Awareness Week!!
New autumnal Red Squirrel watercolour illustration.
Time to celebrate and highlight the plight of one of the Uk's most endearing woodland creatures.
"The red squirrel is the UK’s only native squirrel species and was once widespread across our islands. Red squirrel populations have declined since the introduction of the grey squirrel in 1876, and it is now thought there are less than 140,000 red squirrels left in the wild."- Red Squirrels United.
Red Squirrels United is the biggest ever partnership of academics, practitioners and volunteers working together on a programme of red squirrel conservation. Their work focuses on nine main stronghold areas of red squirrel populations across Northern Ireland, England and Wales. For more information on the Red Squirrel and conservation work, visit http://www.redsquirrelsunited.org.uk