Saturday, 26 May 2018

Return of the reds

Today I visited the Widdale Red Squirrel Reserve at Snaizeholme in North Yorkshire, to see the resident squirrels. These reds have spread naturally from the species' stronghold in Cumbria, and now thrive in Widdale thanks to sympathetic landowners who work with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to manage the squirrels' habitat and provide some supplementary food at a designated viewing area.

Although there are lots of reds and they're not afraid of people, it was still difficult to get photos because the squirrels are so hyperactive and the light in the woods can be a challenge, but it's a great place for close encounters with these cute, rusty rodents.