P&DRSG – Winter 2015/Spring 2016

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What a winter it has been! Needless to say it has been a very testing period for both humans and wildlife alike over the winter months. With consistent torrential rain, floods, high winds and at times bitterly cold weather it has certainly been a challenging time.

Penrith red 2016Work has of course continued as well as possible with the rangers and volunteers monitoring the various areas, carrying out grey control and dealing with the challenges at hand. Unfortunately the pox virus has once again reared its ugly head in some areas having a varying degree of impact amongst the red squirrel population. In most cases, with the various actions taken by both the rangers and volunteers, the pox was soon contained with healthy reds thankfully still being seen. Read more>>

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