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7 Stunning Squirrel Paintings for Red Squirrel Awareness Week
Another refuge is at Anglesey where conservationists have concentrated on controlling the red squirrel’s biggest competitors; greys. The Red Squirrels Trust Wales has successfully helped this population grow by its policy to eradicate of grey squirrels. Grey squirrels that dare to cross the bridge off the mainland are relentlessly trapped. The island has now become such a safe haven for the reds. so much so that recently these indigenous species have begun crossing onto mainland Wales where the population is slowly growing.
Here in Yorkshire, red squirrels are tragically sparse. However there is a thriving colony at Snaizeholme in the Dales. Click here to read my blog post about watching them there and see the photographs I took. I visited the colony whilst the snow was still on the ground and was particularly captivated by one squirrel in the colony. It had a slightly kinked tail and was very cheeky!
Watching red squirrels is so engaging. It would be tragic if we lost these fun creatures. I hope you have enjoyed my paintings!
Author: Robert E Fuller