Red Squirrel Safari 2019 (3)

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Celebrate Red Squirrel Week in Gortin Glen Forest Park

19th September 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has joined forces with Forest Service Northern Ireland, Red Squirrels United, Ulster Wildlife and West Tyrone Red Squirrel Group to offer an afternoon of free family fun at Gortin Glen Forest Park on Sunday 29 September 2019 as part of Red Squirrel Week.

Taking place from 2pm-4pm, the free event provides an opportunity to learn more about our native red squirrels and autumn in the forest park.

Activities on offer include a fun red squirrel trail, outdoor games and nature themed arts and crafts.

People will also have the opportunity to help to map where they have seen red and grey squirrels recently which will be used to create an up-to-date picture of red squirrel distribution.

Red squirrels do not hibernate over winter, can live to about six years of age and can even swim.

If you would like to find out more about red squirrels and red squirrel conservation, to report a red squirrel sighting or for further information on the event at Gortin Glen Forest Park please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Biodiversity Officer, Julie Corry, on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate), text phone 028 8225 6216 or email