At a recent Parish Council Meeting Jacqui Foott from the Northern Red Squirrels Group came to give a talk. Her talk highlighted a number of issues. Road kill is the main way the squirrel population is depleted and in the past there has been a good initiative to put up signs encouraging drivers to slow down along the valley – do we need to do this more?
Two bad winters appear to have reduced numbers – do we need to look at ways of helping squirrels survive the winter? More feeders or nest boxes perhaps? There may be Community Wildlife Funding for this kind of initiative. Is this something which Garsdale should pursue?