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15 09, 2015

Release Pen for Glenarm

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

24 01, 2015

“Protecting our Native Species” (PONS) Trapping

By |January 24th, 2015|Categories: Our Projects|0 Comments

         Today's event in Carnfunnock Country Park marks the start of the Protecting our Native Species” (PONS) project. The event went well will volunteers and GRSG members keen to get hands on with trapping to start positive action on removing the nonnative Grey squirrel. The greatest threat to our native wildlife, songbirds, [...]

19 03, 2014

Garron Nature Reserve

By |March 19th, 2014|Categories: GRSG, Our Projects|0 Comments

With support from the NIEA NGO Challenge Fund the Glens Red Squirrel Rangers in co-operation with St. Killian's College ECO Club have established a Nature Reserve in part of the College grounds. Red Squirrel Feeders, Bird Boxes, Bird Feeders have been put in place and plans are in place for Bat Boxes and the planting [...]

26 01, 2014

Cairns Residents Group Hedging and Squirrels.

By |January 26th, 2014|Categories: GRSG, Our Projects|0 Comments

Cairns Residents Group had a great hedging and squirrel day on Saturday 25-01-2014. With the help of the Conservation Volunteers, Rachel Bain, Biodiversity Officer and members of the Glens red squirrels group. the residents of Cairns in Cushendall have new hedge to offer cover for local wildlife in the area and spring flowering bulbs for [...]