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Come on a Red Squirrel Safari at Gortin Glen Forest Park

2nd October 2018

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It’s Red Squirrel Week and once again Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has joined forces with Forest Service Northern Ireland and Red Squirrels United to offer a fun afternoon for the family at Gortin Glen Forest Park on Sunday 7th October 2018 between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Drop in to the education classroom to take part in our pop up red squirrel trail, help us make red squirrel feeders or get creative with indoor art. Meet members of the West Tyrone Red Squirrel group and hear all about their efforts to protect the local red squirrel population.

Red Squirrels are fascinating animals to watch and learn about if you have ever had the privilege of seeing one up close. We will be showing footage of red squirrels and pine martens from nearby forests in the classroom.

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

Come along to this free event to learn more about our furry native red squirrels and autumn in the park in a fun and informative way.

If you are interested in learning more about red squirrel conservation, want to report red squirrel sightings or need more information about the event, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Biodiversity Officer by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone on 028 8225 6216 or email