Celebrate Red Squirrel Week in Gortin Glen Forest Park

Published: 26th September 2016

Photo: L. Campbell

 

It’s Red Squirrel Week again and, once more, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has joined forces with Forest Service Northern Ireland to offer a fun afternoon for the family at Gortin Glen Forest Park on Sunday 2nd October 2016.  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 puppet, 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 0300 303 1777, or email  julie.corry@fermanaghomagh.com.

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

 

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