Common name: Red Squirrel
Scientific name: Sciurus vulgaris
Mature Height: 19 to 23 cm body length and a tail length of 15 to 20 cm
Colour: Their coat colour is usually reddish but can vary from almost white to almost black according to age, genetic variations and the seasons.
Weight: Up to 300g
Lifespan: Up to 7 years
The red squirrel is the only species of squirrel native to England.
As a native species, the red squirrel is an important part of our countryside.
The red squirrel is an arboreal, primarily herbivorous rodent.
Mortality in the first year can be as high as 50% but declines with adulthood. Causes of death include starvation, road accidents, predation and disease.
You can find squirrels within the nature reserve and are often spotted at the viewing screen or crossing the rope bridges.