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TOPICAL TOPIC - A tale of two squirrels
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Grey squirrel

Date Issued: 01 July 2011


TOPICAL TOPIC - A tale of two squirrels: The red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is native to the British Isles. It once lived in all wooded areas, although its numbers seem to have fluctuated widely from year to year. Since the 1920s and 30s, its range has shrunk on mainland Britain, and it is now almost extinct in lowland England and Wales. Populations are disappearing in … To learn more, visit The Woodshed.