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County sees a return of red squirrel

Woodlands and parks in south east Northumberland are now providing thousands of local residents with the opportunity to see rare red squirrels for the first time.

Woodlands and parks in south east Northumberland are now providing thousands of local residents with the opportunity to see rare red squirrels for the first time.

Parks and woodlands across south east Northumberland are now providing residents with the chance to see rare red squirrels.

Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE) ranger Glen Graham has been working with Northumberland County Council staff to monitor the animals’ movement around, Cramlington, Bedlington, Blyth and Ashington.

Hundreds of red squirrels are now living in the county, including in East Cramlington Woods, Ashington Community Woodlands and Queen Elizabeth II Country Park.

Northumberland County Council’s policy board member for streetcare and environment, Coun Ian Swithenbank, said: “We would encourage residents to get out and explore our woodlands and parks, and get involved with red squirrel conservation efforts by joining a local group like Morpeth and District Red Squirrels.”

 

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