This is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to squirrels. Everyone loves a red squirrel, but to most the grey is a baddie who drove out the reds. But, as the author explains, things were not that simple. The number of reds declined drastically in Britain between 1900 and 1925, which was well before grey squirrels became established. In fact, contrary to conventional wisdom, if greys and reds inhabit the same wood, they will even share the same dreys.
Includes details on the physical differences between reds and greys, what they eat, whether they hibernate, how they communicate and squirrels in your garden. Also includes information about red squirrel sanctuaries and the efforts to conserve them.
- ISBN: 9781873580738
- Author(s): Jessica Holm
- Illustrator(s): Guy Troughton
- Stock Code: 3580738
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Black & white illustrations
- Pages: 128
- Published: 2010
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Hunted to extinction, the beaver has been absent in Britain for 450 years. Important creators of wetland habitat for other species, the possibility of reintoroduction to Britain is being explored. Contents include fossils, history, diet, predators, family life and reintroduction.
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Perfect for anyone interested in British wildlife. A walk in the countryside can be transformed into a 'treasure hunt' with all types of fascinating clues to the mammals living in the area. Whose track is it? Whose dropping? Which animal left this tuft of hair? And what did I just glimpse?