The mid Wales forests are a hive of activity as red squirrels prepare for winter, burying surplus nuts and seeds for harsher times in caches. Red squirrels have quite a talent for food preparation, and have been known to dry out fungi in tree crevices; dried fungi produces a more nutritious meal.
Red squirrels don’t hibernate over the winter months, although activity can be much reduced in very cold weather. Winter preparations include making sure that their dreys, a series of nests made from intricately woven twigs with an internal moss-lined chamber, are sturdy and warm enough to see them through the winter. Read more>> including a Pine Marten update.