Red Squirrel

The native Red Squirrel is one of our most iconic and best-loved mammals, it is small and delicate with a deep red coat, bushy tail and tufted ears. Coniferous woodland has now become their refuge from the invading Grey Squirrel, and it is this habitat that you are most likely to see them, or signs of them.

There are two groups operating within these four council areas; The Glens Red Squirrel Group  and The North West Red Squirrel Group, both are working to protect and conserve the red squirrel population in their respective areas, to get involved or for more information go to or

Photograph courtesy of Trevor Moffett