Everyone needs an upside down squirrel in their lives. Mel is very obliging, when not running around the garden planting peanuts - followed by a raucous Jay who un-plants them.
Arbennig o le ar stepan drws. Nant y Pandy, neu Dingle lle fuo Mam a'i ffrindiau ysgol yn mynd am dro hefyd.
The beautiful Nant y Pandy o'r affectionately called Dingle here where we live & where Mam spent leisure time with her school friends also. Great to have photos of them there, all but one have passed. I think of Mam & smile every time I go 💖 #llangefni#nantypandy#dingle#redsquirrel#ynysmôn#anglesey#heron#creyrglas#hydref
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
The main cause behind their decline is the introduction of grey squirrels from America. There are three main reasons why greys are a threat.
Grey squirrels carry a disease, a Parapoxvirus, which does not appear to affect their health but often kills red squirrels.
Grey squirrels are more likely to eat green acorns, so will decimate the food source before reds get to them. Reds can’t digest mature acorns, so can only eat green acorns.