Rusland's Reds: Westmorland Red Squirrel Society Open Meeting

Rusland Reading Room

Have you heard about the Rusland’s Reds initiative? It’s a three-year project to support the local community in making more space for red squirrels in the area. With Heritage Lottery funding, thanks to the Rusland Horizons Scheme, we have access to tester feeders, wildlife cameras, traps and bait.

We’re holding a public meeting at Rusland Reading Room at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 October to report on the fantastic progress we’ve made in the project’s first year. Come along if you want to hear where your red squirrels have been spotted!

Already more than 50 local people across the Scheme area have got involved in a variety of ways including reporting grey and reds squirrel sightings, hosting feeders and wildlife cameras or allowing grey control by trapping or shooting on their property. But there’s always room for more!

Members of the local steering group, who are at the heart of the project, will be at the meeting to answer your questions and talk about how to get involved. Our work is coordinated by Ian Lumsden of Windy Hall, Rusland and Bob Cartwright of Westmorland Red Squirrels. Others on the steering group include Elspeth Cooper of Bouth, Caroline Peet of Satterthwaite and Sally Fellows at Oxen Park.

If you can’t make the meeting but would like to know more or can help in any way please contact Ian Lumsden Tel. 01229 860605 or Bob on 015395 61514 or at

Go to the Rusland Reds Project Page for more information

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