The 2014 Red Squirrels Northern England maps are now available on our website. The North East of England, the North West of England, Lancashire & Merseyside and the Yorkshire Dales each have two maps, one showing red squirrel presence and the other showing the impact of grey control.
Camera trap feeder at Llanddwei Brefi with Merryll Hills (left), NRW Conservation Manager, James Tinney and WTSWW Red Squirrel Officer, Becky Hulme
The new MWRSP website has gone live! As well as key information and reports on our red squirrels, the new site includes an easy-to-use reporting facility for red squirrel sightings. You can also find out where and when reds have been seen in your locality by checking out maps of red squirrel sightings. Please do donate if you can to our Red Squirrel Appeal, all the more imperative after the sad news that Environment Wales grants have been withdrawn. Read more>>
A PDF version of the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership’s newsletter is available here>>
Kirsty Armstrong is a professional sculptor who donates a percentage of her profits from every squirrel sculpture sale to Red Squirrel conservation projects throughout the UK. So far, she has given£1500 which has gone to RSST (towards Squirrel pox virus research), RSTW (for Adenovirus research) and to B&DRSG (towards the purchase of a FLIR thermal imaging camera), and the total increases with every sale.
George – squirrel kitten in copper
Kirsty’s first squirrel ‘Charles’ (No.1 of which is owned by HRH Prince Charles), is now completely sold out, however, there are still a number of the limited editions of ‘Willow’, ‘George’ and ‘Hope’ still available. Both ‘Willow’ and ‘George’ are in cold-cast copper or hand painted resin, while ‘Hope’ is only a painted version. Orders are also now being taken for ‘Rowan’, which Kirsty is presently sculpting (Spring 2015).
For further information on Kirsty’s work, please go to www.justkirsty.com or email or telephone 01697741012.