This illustration is hand painted by ©Rebecca Christian using watercolour and gouache. It is available to purchase as a print in our shop
Red Squirrel’s are native to Britain, but have an uncertain future with numbers decreasing.
They are seed eaters but favour pine cones. Long term conservation plans are in place to try and help numbers increase.
The Red Squirrel can be found in Scotland, Poole Harbour islands, Isle of Wight, Formby Southport area, North Yorks, Cumbria and Northumberland. In Wales, red squirrels are present in the Tywi valley, Clocaenog forest, and on Anglesey.