Sunday, May 29, 2005
Just got thru to a professional squirrel person on the phone. Seems he isn't always out but that I had a wrong number... Some people really know their squirrel stuff! Chats with all these knowledgeable people have confirmed my suspicions that:
- I can sit in the wood in front of hazelnuts for a month but it's anyones' guess as to whether any squirrels might turn up, regardless of whether the woods teeming with the things or not.
- You can measure how fast nuts are eaten...
- ...and trap squirrel hairs on sticky tape (squirrel hairs actually look prety much the same whether from red or grey except that under a microscope you can see a groove running down the hair of a red squirrel. Usefull).
- There are lots of helpful 'save red squirrels' people around. Some of them already feed squirrels in their back garden.
I forsee an action plan is likely to be posted up very soon.