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We've always had lots of squirrels in the maritime pines that border the garden. They can be a bit of a nuisance digging up the tulips and raiding bird's nest but I  like to see them in spite of this. Since the storms in February I've only seen one.  Has anyone else noticed a lack of squirrels?



  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,636

    Red or Grey ?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,823

    I've got eight grey squirrels regularly on the lawn eating the bird seed, and the camellia flowers, and the magnolia flowers.....

    they had at least two litters of kits last year.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,455

    They're in the area, but they tend not to come this way until the acorns fall, when they charge around everywhere gathering them up and looking for more - the excitement lasts about a week, then we don't see them again for another 12 months - fingers crossed!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,636

    Greys are a is a shame they were introduced...........bit like many other invasive species.........I don't suppose we will ever learn reallyimage

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    It's called immigration!image

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,636

    Spelled "stupidity" perhaps ?    Natural migration .......can't argue with that..............deliberate introduction........another matter entirely image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Hear, Hear, Philippa!  North American tree rats fall into the same category as sycamore, rabbits, Japanese knotweed etc.image

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,636

    Steveimage   Thank you............unfortunately, I think some people are getting things a bit muddled up......we are all frightened to death about making comments about invasive species in case we are labelled "anti this " or "anti that".  It is difficult to undo what our forebears did but that is no reason to endorse it.

    I think you could add a few more species to your listimage

    Sorry Swiss Sue............don't wish to gripe but there is a difference.image.....

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I'm quite happy to be labelled anti-invasive-species-threatening-our-native-wildlife !

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,636


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