The red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is the only species of squirrel native to the UK. As a native species, the red squirrel is an integral part of our countryside and our natural heritage.
For more detailed information than is presented in the following pages please also see:
Charles Dutton: THE RED SQUIRREL, REDRESSING THE WRONG, 2004, Published by European Squirrel Initiative, ESI
Red Squirrels Northern England, RSNE
American Red Squirrels
The Eurasion red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) should not be confused with the American red squirrels, most of which tend to be territorial and quite aggressive, especially towards greys.