The red squirrel (Sciurius vulgaris) is native to Britain but is now in severe decline as it is outcompeted by the American grey squirrel across much of its former range. They also suffer from disease introduced by the grey squirrel and many are killed each year by vehicles on our increasingly busy roads.
If you are fortunate enough to live in an area with red squirrels then providing a nest box can be extremely helpful to this species and will provide a warm place for them to raise their young whilst also providing protection from predation. Squirrels may also use boxes in the winter to keep warm, often sharing with other related individuals.
This plywood Red Squirrel House has been designed with a wide entrance hole that will allow squirrels to take their young into the house easily. A platform runs around the sides of the house which makes entering and exiting easier, particularly for juveniles. This box should be sited on a tree in a wooded area at a height of 3-4 metres.
* Width: 375mm
* Height: 440mm
* Depth: 390mm
* Weight: 7.8kg
* Material: Plywood