Great news: we can once again stream two webcams from Loch of the Lowes, and are pleased to bring you images of our threatened iconic Red Squirrels. ‘Squirrel Cam’ will be streaming live every day, and we will focus it on whichever feeder box in our woodland they are currently favoring. The camera even has a night vision infrared capacity so you may also glimpse some nocturnal visitors. We hope you enjoy the views of red squirrels and woodlands birds as well- why not drop in to Loch of the Lowes to find out more about how you can help this wonderful Scottish species or check out our website:
Did you Know?
Since 1952, 95% of red squirrels have been lost south of the border andScotlandnow contains three quarters of theUK’s remaining population. The biggest threat comes from grey squirrels which, although only introduced fromNorth Americain the 1870s, now number in their millions.
Grey squirrels are larger and outcompete red squirrels for food. They also carry squirrelpox, a virus almost always fatal to reds. The disease reached the south ofScotlandin 2007.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is leading the fight to save this much-loved species by containing the spread of the squirrelpox virus and preventing greys from moving further north through targeted control activity. It is also planting thousands of native trees to improve red squirrel habitat, which has become fragmented and diminished.