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Thursday, 10 September 2020

The Squirrels of Ainsdale - why we need more trees


Both grey and red squirrels are to be seen in Ainsdale gardens. 

This blog is just a brief report of recent sighting of both species in Sandbrook Road

Above: This lovely red was spotted this morning (10/9/2020) hunting for food in hazel and birch trees. 

The Red Squirrel is a protected species in the UK and is included in Schedules 5 and 6 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (WCA) (amended by the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000). It is an offence to intentionally kill or injure a red squirrel or intentionally or recklessly damage or destroy any structure or place a red squirrel uses for shelter or protection, or disturb a red squirrel while it occupies such a place. Consequently, you must be very careful about when and where you fell any trees. 

We need far more trees planting today - not less. 

Above: this was a grey seen in a tall poplar tree last month. 

And not just squirrels moving closer to human habitat...

Some folks are saying that wildlife has edged nearer to human habitation due to the Covid lockdown. This may be true and another example is this sighting above of a roebuck (ID confirmed by British Deer Society), pictured at extremely long range in a farm field close to Ainsdale's Segars Lane. 

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