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Squirrel Spotting Safari & Squirrel Woodland Management
March 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm GMT
Squirrel watching, practical conservation and even breakfast.
The red squirrel is the UK’s only native squirrel species and was once a common sight across all of mainland Britain but now is mainly found in Scotland.
Today we have 2 events available.
Firstly from 8am – 9.30am the opportunity to join the Countryside Rangers on an early morning journey to try and find signs of the red squirrel population in Hazlehead. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see one of the squirrels!
Secondly from 10am – 3pm we have a practical conservation event promoting regeneration of Scots pines that are the squirrel’s favourite food. Come and help the Rangers get rid of spruce saplings and increase the chance of seeing red squirrels in this lovely part of the city.
If you attend both squirrel events on March 21st we invite you to have a simple breakfast in the Ranger base on Groats Road. We will provide hot drinks, a warm room, croissants and cereals.
These events are suited to adults and older children. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather. If attending the Squirrel Woodland Management event please bring a packed lunch.
Places for each event will become bookable 2 months in advance. Please note a space must be booked for all attendees including parents. Most events are free to attend but donations to support the Countryside Ranger Service are appreciated. Please keep in mind that each 3-hour event costs us approximately £6 per participant to deliver.