Muirhead Red Squirrel Sanctuary, Dundee

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Our 2015 calendars are now available. Please see details below for purchase and postal options.

Adopt a Red Squirrel for a year with a £15 donation towards their care. Your personalised certificate comes with a photo of your Red Squirrel and a free matching Key Ring

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Our Picture Key Rings

Our Picture Key Rings are good value at only 75p. We can mail these free with any calendar purchased

To view a video, by Steve MacKay (SmartCookie Films) of our sanctuary - click on the link below:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3CU0v0Ngeg&feature=relmfu

Dundee is the only city in Britain lucky enough to have an urban population of native Red Squirrels. However our Red Squirrels are under threat from their larger rivals, the American Grey Squirrel which was introduced to Scotland from America in the early 1900's, and is now causing the Red Squirrels' slow disappearance, making them an endangered species.

The native Red Squirrel population is under threat from the more aggressive American Grey, which is successfully competing for habitat and food. The Greys debark mature trees, killing the tree. They are also able to digest fruit, buds and flowers whilst they are still "green" and in the unripe state, which the Red Squirrel cannot do. This results in a shortage of ripe and mature food later in the season when the Reds are able to feed. The final and possibly most serious influence the American Grey has over its Red cousin is its immunity to the squirrelpox disease of which it is an immune carrier. Within 15 days of a Red coming into contact with a Grey carrying the virus - the Red will be dead.

Here in Muirhead, on the outskirts of Dundee (Scotland) in a small woodland enclave, we feed and care for the Reds in their natural habitat.

We are a husband and wife team who are committed to helping this endangered species keep a firm foothold in the North East of Scotland. There are now only c.120,000 native Red Squirrels left in the UK, with an estimated 3,000,000 American Greys competing for the same food and habitat.

Together with help from friends and neighbours we help protect this endangered species by maintaining a relatively secure breeding area, providing sanctuary from predating domestic pets and controlling other animal and environmental threats where possible. The money to do this is raised by selling calendars each year featuring photographs of Red Squirrels and other resident and migrating wildlife that inhabit our woodland garden.

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Evidence of Red Squirrel feeding

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Snowy foot prints left by a Red Squirrel

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Location Map Showing OS Grid Ref. 334408 734252 Lic.# 00003500



 
Sponsorship of our calendar is always required. If you would like to sponsor a page of next year's calendar as a company, or as an individual, we would be most grateful and like to hear from you.

OUR 'TRADITIONAL' CALENDAR IS IN A3 FORMAT (16.5 X 12 inches) (412 X 300mm), AND IS PRICED AT £8.

OUR TALL AND THIN SMALL CALENDAR IS (16.5 X 6 inches) (412 X 150mm), AND REMAINS AT £6 AGAIN THIS YEAR.

Both calendars will be available from November and y
ou can e-mail us to order your calendar at: redsquirrels@tiscali.co.uk  You can also call or text us on 07835 96 00 72

Alternatively you can write to us at: MUIRHEAD RED SQUIRREL & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 10 LIFF ROAD, MUIRHEAD OF LIFF, BY DUNDEE, ANGUS, SCOTLAND. DD2 5QF

Payment should be made by cheque or postal order - made out to Mr J REID, to the value of your order and sent to, 10 LIFF ROAD, MUIRHEAD OF LIFF, BY DUNDEE, ANGUS, SCOTLAND. DD2 5QF

PayPal payments can be made via PayPal at : rosieandjim@tinyworld.co.uk

We are happy to forward your purchase directly to the recipient if it is a gift. Just forward the details and we'll do the rest.

UK & Overseas postal rates (approx.) for 2015 calendar (large & small):-
1 Calendar Royal Mail only one class of postage £3.00
2 Calendars Royal Mail only one class of postage £3.50
3 Calendars Royal Mail, standard parcel post £5.60
4 or more calendars - it is cheaper to send larger numbers by standard parcel post, so please contact us for individual orders.

Overseas postal rate examples of popular destinations (large & small):-
Sweden, Germany, France - 1 Calendar Royal Mail standard parcel £3.75
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa - 1 Calendar Royal Mail standard parcel £5.99

all photographic images on this site remain the copyright of jimmie & rosie reid and muirhead red squirrel sanctuary. No downloading or use of any image is permitted without written permission.

Site last updated - 5th November 2014