Brownsea’s Red Squirrels

We went to Brownsea Island yesterday which in between Sandbanks and Poole in Poole Harbour in Dorset. It is owned by the National Trust and jointly managed with the Dorset Wildlife Trust. It is the last remaining refuge for red squirrels in southern England. It is a really special place and well worth a visit.

Brownsea Red Squirrel 4
Luckily we managed to see four different animals and I managed to get a couple of half decent shots of one of them

Brownsea Red Squirrel
Fortunately being an island, grey squirrels haven’t colonised these woodland so the reds can prosper unhindered by the greys

Check the National Trust Brownsea Island website here to find out when the island is open for visitors – it is rather limited until next spring so check it out carefully before attempting a visit.

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