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Painting the Town Red update

Posted On: Tue 28 Jan 2014 Posted In: News Posted By:

Launched in 2012, the Painting the Town Red project seeks to clear grey squirrels from a 90km2 landscape area. Trapping in January 2014 has removed 200 greys from Penrhyn estate and will soon focus on removing greys from Faenol and Treborth gardens; two sites that contain red squirrels. Grey squirrel bodies are now being sent for research into diet and disease, and we hope that these two parallel research programs will provide a valuable insight into grey squirrel ecology and help RSTW better understand how to control populations and protect red squirrels. We have a growing network of... read the full story

Woodland Walk Tues May 27nd 2014

Posted On: Fri 24 Jan 2014 Posted In: Events Posted By:

The Red Squirrel Walk  6200 pm    Discover the hidden treasures of PlasCadnantGardens. The fascinating habitat of Red Squirrels will be revealed along with the lives of other species that take refuge in this beautiful setting which is a designate area of scientific interest. Start: Plas Cadnant Walled Garden: SH 553 733 Length and Grade of walk: 1 miles, 1.5 hrs, easy Leader: Anthony Tavernar, Craig Shuttleworth read the full story

Red squirrels are no Mugs

Posted On: Fri 24 Jan 2014 Posted In: News Posted By:

Jackie Williams-Bulkeley  of Beaumaris has developed a wonderful red squirrel themed merchandise. These include a squirrel themed Coffee Mug designed by David Jones which celebrates the return of the red squirrel from near extinction. Mugs and other merchandise are available to purchase in Beaumaris  and directly from the Red Squirrels Trust Wales. Grahame Morgan took this fabulous picture of a Holyhead red squirrel with the Mug; the squirrel seemed quite pleased! read the full story

Adenovirus research underway

Posted On: Fri 24 Jan 2014 Posted In: News Posted By:

Students at Bangor University are investigating potential inter-species viral infection between red squirrels, grey squirrels, and a range of woodland rodents. Using wildlife tracking cameras and sticky pads that capture mammal hair, the team have catalogued rodent activity throughout Treborth Botanical gardens. A range of samples have been collected which will be examined by experts at Government laboratories in Weybridge. It is hoped that the study will provide information that can be used to conserve the Gwynedd red squirrel population. read the full story