Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership Red Squirrel News – Autumn/Winter 2018

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.


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