Jun 012021

Community Talk for Carron Valley Community Red Squirrel Project






The Carron Valley Red Squirrel Project are delighted to invite residents to a Virtual Community Talk on Sunday 13th June at 4pm.

The talk, held via Zoom, will introduce the new Carron Valley Red Squirrel Project and how residents can get involved. We’re thrilled to also have Mary-Anne Collins from Savings Scotland Red Squirrels join us as a Guest Speaker. Mary-Anne will discuss Red Squirrel conservation across Scotland and provide us all with hints and tips on how to spot the signs of squirrels in our gardens and while we’re out and about.

The Carron Valley Red Squirrel project, funded via a VRG Community Grant, will see a focused survey of red and grey squirrels take place out across the Carron Valley and District Region this autumn. Feeders will be placed within resident’s gardens and the Carron Valley Community Woodland. The survey will pull together data from visual surveys, hair traps on feeders and trail cameras to give an understanding of the squirrel population in this important central belt area.

Residents are currently being asked to record all sightings in the region of both red and grey squirrels via www.scottishsquirrels.org.uk . This information will be used to identify areas where feeders can be most effectively placed for the autumn surveys. If you have red or grey squirrels in your garden or local area please do record any sightings, you may then be asked to host a feeder and take part in the Autumn surveys. We’re also looking for volunteers to carry out surveys in the woodlands and help with analysis of the hair traps.

If you’d like to join the Carron Valley Red Squirrel Project talk at 4pm on Sunday 13th June please email Libi via projectofficer@valleyrenewables.co.uk for the Zoom meeting link and joining instructions. We look forward to seeing you there.

You can keep up to date with the Carron Valley Red Squirrel project via www.facebook.com/valleyrenewablesgroup and www.valleyrewnewables.co.uk. If you’d like to volunteer to take part in surveys please contact Libi via projectofficer@valleyrenewables.co.uk .

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