Volunteers with Lower Coquetdale Red Squirrels work to ensure the conservation of our native Red Squirrel within our local area of Coquetdale, notionally to the east of the A697 and down to the coast.

Why do we do this?

This most beautiful creature, that used to be seen regularly in our gardens is being forced out by the incursion of the North American grey squirrel.

The grey out-competes the red for food and it carries a deadly virus (squirrel pox) that is harmless to itself but almost always a killer when passed on to red squirrels.

How do we do this?

We monitor squirrel activity, both red and grey, recording sightings from members of the public as well as from our members. We also remove greys by trapping in areas of encroachment.

All the voluntary groups operate under the umbrella of Northern Red Squirrels (NRS), and all our sightings are reported to Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE).