Council marks Red Squirrel week

Red Squirrel

Published: 4th October 2017

It’s Red Squirrel Week again and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has joined forces with Forest Service Northern Ireland, Ulster Wildlife and Red Squirrels United to offer a fun afternoon for the family at Gortin Glen Forest Park on Sunday 8th October 2017. Come along to this free event to learn more about our furry native red squirrels and autumn in the park.

Drop in to the education classroom between 2pm and 4pm to take part in our fun and interactive red squirrel trail, get creative with making your own red squirrel mask, and again we want you to help us map where you have seen red and grey squirrels recently on our Reds Endangered (RED) Map.

Red Squirrels are fascinating animals to watch and learn about if you ever have the privilege of seeing one up close. They do not hibernate over winter, they can live to about six years of age and they can even swim!

If you are interested in learning more about red squirrel conservation, want to report red squirrel sightings or need more information about the event, then contact the Fermanagh and Omagh Biodiversity Officer, on 03003031777, or email at Michael.McKinney@fermanaghomagh.com.

This is a partnership event between Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Forest Service Northern Ireland, Ulster Wildlife and Red Squirrels United. Gortin Glen is a state forest managed by the Northern Ireland Forest Service.

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