Mammals of The Trossachs





Both red and grey squirrels live in Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and you can help our Rangers map out where they are by recording where and when you see them.
Either download the squirrel survey form (211kb pdf file), fill it in and post the form to the address below, or use the information headings in the form to email it to Gavin Skipper ( gavin.skipper@lochlomond-trossachs.org ), National Park Red Squirrel Working Group.
For information on red squirrel conservation activity in the Park click here.
Download Squirrel Sightings Map 2007 (pdf 2.27Mb)
National Park Red Squirrel Working Group
Breadalbane Area Office
The Sheiling
Lochearnhead
FK19 8PU
Tel: 01389 722041
Fax: 01567 830496
Water voles
You probably know the water vole better as Ratty in Kenneth Graham’s Wind in the Willows. But it is also a small mammal that was once common in our riverbanks and waterways. Their numbers have declined sharply over the last few decades and we would like to find out just how many there are in the National Park and where they are living.
You can help by telling us where and when you see them.
Either download a water vole survey form (111kb pdf file), fill it in and post the form to the address below, or use the information headings in the form to email the information to Steven Kenney ( steven.kenney@lochlomond-trossachs.org ), Ranger with the Argyll Team.
You can also contact Steven if you need help to identify a water vole or what signs to look for:
Argyll Ranger Team
National Park Centre, Luss
Luss
G83 8PA
Tel: 01389 722120
Otters
Otters are a priority species throughout Britain. Although numbers are increasing, in some areas they still remain vulnerable due to threats to their habitat and food sources. They are also liable to be killed on roads where there are road improvements and where traffic moves at ever increasing speed.
In the National Park area, we are gathering information on how many otters there are and where they live. You can help the National Park Rangers to do this by recording when and where you see otters.
Either download the otther survey form (111kb pdf file), fill it in and post the form to the address below, or use the information headings in the form and email to otter.sightings@lochlomond-trossachs.org
The Secretary, National Park Otter Monitoring Group,
National Park Headquarters, Carrochan, Carrochan Road,
Balloch,G83 8EG
Tel: 01389 72260
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Red Squirrel

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Nationals Park are undertaking surveys of both red and grey squirrels living in the National Park and you can help Rangers map out where they are by recording where and when you see them.

Also of interest are the habitats and behaviour of water voles and otters.

Water vole numbers have declined sharply over the last few decades and the rangers would like to find out just how many there are in the National Park and where they are living.

You can help by telling them where and when you see them.

Otter numbers numbers are increasing but in some areas they still remain vulnerable due to threats to their habitat and food sources. They are also liable to be killed on roads where there are road improvements and where traffic moves at ever increasing speed.

Survey forms can be downloaded from their website.

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