Take part in Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

Red squirrel in tree with text 'Great Scottish Squirrel Survey'
News from Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

This autumn sees the launch of the first Great Scottish Squirrel Survey.

During National Red Squirrel Week (23-29 September), the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project is calling on people to get outdoors, explore nature and be on the lookout
for tufted ears and bushy tails.

SSRS monitors squirrel populations throughout the year, but autumn is a particularly rewarding time for squirrel-watching as they busy themselves gathering food and preparing for the colder months ahead.

Both red and grey squirrel sightings should be reported during the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey, which will help to provide a snapshot of the situation, helping the project understand how populations are changing over time and to decide where to focus its conservation efforts.

To find out more and record your squirrel sightings, visit scottishsquirrels.org.uk.