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Squirrel Distribution

Page Editor: Norman Jackson

Page last Reviewed: 18 Aug 2014

 Red Squirrel Distribution - 1948 to 2013  
Grey Squirrel Distribution - 1948 to 2013
 
Before 1948
 
Before 1948
 
By 1968

By 1968
 
By 1988
 
By 1988
 
By 1998
 
By 1998
 
Records 2008 -2013
 
Records 2008 -2013

The latest chart (sightings between 2008 and 2013) seems to show an improvement in the distribution. This may well be but it's more likely to be an improvement in the reporting of sightings - note that the long established Anglesey and Isle of Wight populations are now shown. 

The charts show very clearly how the Grey Squirrel has spread into all parts of Cumbria.
 

 
The above charts have been created using data provided by the following contributors to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN)

Biological Records Centre
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
Devon Biodiversity Records Centre
East Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service
Environment and Heritage Service
Greenspace Information for Greater London
Highland Biological Recording Group
Lothian Wildlife Information Centre
Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Scottish Borders Biological Records Centre
Scottish Natural Heritage
St Helens Wildlife Recording Group
Staffordshire Ecological Record
The Bat Conservation Trust