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16 09, 2015

Community Hedge Project

By |September 16th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

The planned planting event held on Saturday 30th November along the river behind the Sheskburn Council Offices was a tremendous success. A number of community groups joined the GRSG and Moyle Council Biodiversity Officer Rachel Bain to complete the project. There will be other similar events coming soon and we will keep you advised. "Watch [...]

15 09, 2015

Release Pen for Glenarm

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

On Tuesday 19th August members of the Group from all over the Glens and Ballygally got together with the Gamekeeper in Glenarm estate and constructed a "Release Pen" to help in the introduction into the wild of the young Red Squirrel born at Belfast Zoo last year. This is a result of a project undertaken [...]

15 09, 2015

The Glenshesk Project. Wood Land To Live

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

The Glenshesk Project. Ranger Gerard McCaughan Since I started supplementary feeding the red squirrels I was aware that my feeding was short term. What I needed to do was plan for the future. Last winter I noticed the number of trees that were coped by the storms was having an effect on the plantations that [...]

15 09, 2015

Community Hedge Project Revisited

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

Group members,Ballycastle Community Development Group members and Moyle council biodiversity officer Rachel Bain took part in the community hedge revisited Day. To weed and prune the hedge that was planted just before the start of 2014. Over that year the grass and weed had grown around the young plants. So to give the Hedge the [...]

15 09, 2015

Momentous Achievement

By |September 15th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

In recent weeks the Glens Red Squirrel Group and Belfast Zoo has played a vital role in a momentous achievement for Northern Ireland wildlife.  Four red squirrels, born at Belfast Zoo, were recently released into the wild at Glenarm estate. Belfast Zoo first became home to red squirrels in 2012, when Taisie, Shesk and Oisin [...]

21 08, 2015

Garron: Squirrel Pox Update

By |August 21st, 2015|Categories: Feeder Updates, GRSG|0 Comments

It is now almost two months since the outbreak of Squirrel Pox at St. Killian's Garron Point. To date we have had only two confirmed deaths of Reds and there are positive signs that the Red Squirrel population is bearing up well. A total of thirteen Grey Squirrels have been accounted for and removed from [...]

20 08, 2015

Cushendall Grey Alert

By |August 20th, 2015|Categories: Feeder Updates, GRSG|0 Comments

Yesterday, Wednesday 19 August a Grey Squirrel was spotted in a garden at Kilnadore Road Cushendall. This was an Adult Grey and is the first to be seen in the village. Residents on Kilnadore Road, Middlepark Road and Ardmoyle Park are asked to be vigilante and to report to the Red Squirrel HOTLINE 08713157376 if [...]

8 07, 2015

Reds At Risk

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Feeder Updates, GRSG|0 Comments

It has now been confirmed that a Red Squirrel which was found at St. Killian's College Garron had the fatal disease "Squirrel Pox". The outbreak of this infection which is carried by the Grey Squirrel and is fatal to Reds is the first in North Antrim since 2011. The Glens Red Squirrel Group are asking [...]

22 06, 2015

Young Kit handed in.

By |June 22nd, 2015|Categories: GRSG|0 Comments

Friday morning started with an unexpected phone call. A baby red squirrel had been found in the back garden of a house in Ballycastle. The home owner did the right thing and observed the squirrel for several hours before having to step in and assist. The young squirrel was observed to see if its parents [...]

22 06, 2015

Dead red found in Glenarm.

By |June 22nd, 2015|Categories: GRSG|0 Comments

Found Glenarm Forest on upper part of walking area..hill after bridge and waterfall Special thanks to our ever vigilant walkers,Rosaleen and Charlie Maybin, also key members of Glenarm’s in Bloom team. Dennis McBride Member of the GRSG made the group aware of the report. Su Topping of the GRSG will be able to scan it [...]