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    Default Red Squirrels at Formby

    Yes, in the national news!

    One of the country's most beautiful sand dune and pinewood coastal areas is to become a red squirrel refuge. The National Trust said the Sefton Coast Woodlands, part of its Formby Estate on Merseyside, is the third national red squirrel refuge in the UK.

    It is being launched at the start of Red Squirrel Week by Red Alert, a partnership of 120 organisations and individuals, including the National Trust and Lancashire Wildlife Trust, all committed to protecting the threatened species.

    The woodlands will be surrounded by a three-mile "buffer zone" in an attempt to stop the movement of grey squirrels into the refuge area and safeguard the future of the much-loved creatures.

    Andrew Brockbank, the National Trust's Countryside Property Manager at Formby, said: "People in the Formby and Sefton Coast area are justly proud of their red squirrels and fiercely resist anything which threatens their long-term survival.

    "Long-term conservation of red squirrels will only succeed in this area, if grey squirrels are effectively controlled."

    Once found throughout most of the UK, the distribution of red squirrels has declined dramatically in the last one hundred years with the break-up of their woodland habitats and the spread of the larger, more dominant North American grey squirrel.

    As a result, red squirrels have only a few remaining habitats - mostly the coniferous forests of Scotland, Wales and Northern England.

    There are about 160,000 red squirrels left in the UK compared with 2.5 million grey squirrels.

    The other two National Red Squirrel Refuges are Spadeadam in Keilder Forest and Oasis Holiday Village, Penrith.


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    Anything to help keep the Red Squirrals existing is great. Only ever saw one once near Alton Towers I think.

    My brother gets my dog to chase grey squirrals in the park, all she does is chase and bark at them though nothing else , she wouldn't harm it. She just like sto chase small animals.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    About two years ago on a rainy miserable November day I took my kids to the squirrel reserve,and with it being so quiet and deserted the squirrels were letting us hand feed them which was a truly amazing experience,I would definitely recommend doing this if your into nature or want to see your kids smile for hours,it has to be very dull and rainy to do this and you will get covered in crap so go prepared but its worth it.

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    Hi, Paul. One time we went to Formby Point we bought a packet of 'food' for the squirrels off the guy at the entrance, it consisted of a couple of monkey nuts among other stuff. Anyway, off we went to find our red friends. It wasn't long before one ran along the fence, sorted out the monkey nut from the other dross in my hand and b*ggered off. So next time you go, I suggest you pay a visit to the supermarket to buy yer nuts, 'cos they're fussy sods! As you say, a great place to take the kids,and it's free! Car parking is a bit pricey at 3 odd though, but what the hell...
    Ermine tastes much the same as sackcloth when there's nothing left to eat.

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    Yes your right scousemouse they defo prefer the monkey nuts.

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    Its a very nice place, we (the family) have been 3 times now with the babies.

    I'll upload a pic soon.
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