Monday, October 01, 2007

Red Squirrel Week

This week is Red Squirrel week. The photo below was taken at the National Trust's Formby site on the Lancashire coast last June, so the squirrel has his summer coat with wispy tail. The squirrels on the Lancashire coast are a nutty brown colour rather than the brighter red colour of the ones further north in Scotland. These little creatures were quite friendly and inquisitive and very used to human visitors but in general the red squirrel is shy and secretive. I think they are wonderful.

Pinch, punch it's the first of the month, although I forgot to say white rabbits this morning. Hope everyone has a great October. Things are looking up slightly here we've had two house viewings over the weekend and another booked for this evening so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that someone will want to live here.


  1. HI Rosie,
    This week I saw a black squirrel, a grey squirrel, and a brown squirrel. I forget which one was native to here, but I know that one or the other has taken over in the parks in the city, and virtually wiped the other colour out. Out here in the country we have them all obviously.
    I have started my blog again.
    Love to have you drop by for a visit.
    Lois from Canada

  2. Hi Lois, we just have red and grey over here and it's the greys that have taken over from the reds in lots of areas. The greys carry a virus that they are immune to but which kills the reds.I still like the grey ones though; we have them in our garden sometimes.