Red Squirrels Thrive at Attadale Gardens

Attadale Gardens in Wester Ross have re-opened their doors to visitors once more and families have been delighted by their ever-growing population of native red squirrels. The squirrels, which have used the closure due to COVID-19 as an opportunity to multiply, are charming the visitors by giving them a glimpse of their antics in the gardens.

The playful red squirrels made bold by the lack of visitors during lockdown have been keeping Pamela Bruce, one of the Gardening Team at Attadale, entertained with daily visits for a spot of breakfast.

These Squirrels were carefully relocated to Attadale and the surrounding area in 2017 by Trees for Life. Destruction of woodlands and the invasive grey squirrels have threated the Reds population in Scotland, with their numbers dwindling to an estimated 120,000. The Reds Return Appeal has seen 140 Squirrels reintroduced from well populated regions around Inverness-shire and Moray, and they seem to be enjoying their new woodland haven.

Attadale Gardens is now open from 10:00 – 17:00 daily.

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