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
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
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
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