It was lovely to see the Red Squirrels at nearby Peak Wildlife Park earlier this week.
We have plenty of their grey cousins in and around our garden - usually hanging from the bird feeders or burying stones from the gravel path in the grass - but we have only ever seen red squirrels in the wild in Lancashire and in Scotland. I remember seeing them as a child on holiday on the Isle of Wight.
These squirrels aren't truly in the wild of course but they are free to roam in a large enclosed area through which vistors can walk.
At eleven o'clock on the dot the keeper arrived with food. By this time there were other visitors too and the squirrels came to eat. Apparently they can be quite picky with food and like lots of variety.