Agridirect.ie discusses the revival of Ireland’s native red squirrel population, and explains how it is attributable to the return of the pine marten.
Have you seen a red squirrel lately? In the last week, I have passed two on the drive to work. On both occasions, the squirrel dashed out in front of me and I had to jam on the brakes to avoid him.
Tiny and extremely fast, these beautiful creatures are not always easy to spot. At a distance you might mistake one for a rat or even a piece of material blowing across the road. They are distinguishable by a red tail as long as their minuscule bodies, by their attractive red coat with a white stripe on the chest, and by their tufty vertical ears.Continue reading “Return of the Native: the Revival of Ireland’s Red Squirrel Population”