If you want to track them down it’s all about finding the right place and keeping very quiet. They are shy creatures and will run away if they hear you coming.
Brownsea Island is an excellent spot for seeing red squirrels. John Lamming, warden at Brownsea, is quite a fan: ‘They are just cute animals. That is the best word to describe them; fluffy ears, bushy tail. They’re quite a lot more delicate than the grey squirrels.’ Watch John’s red squirrel video to find out more.
Places where red squirrels live:
Brownsea Island, Dorset, Borrowdale, Cumbria, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Formby, Merseyside, Wildlife hide, Cragside, Northumberland.