red squirrel

Spring Species

Spring is the perfect time to start your wildlife recording journey. Whether you are watching wildlife from your window or out for a walk there is always plenty to see if we slow down. 

Wildflowers are showing up all along the lanes in Jersey. Whilst social distancing doesn't mean you can't get outside to enjoy the fresh air. There are plenty of walks to enjoy out in the countryside. 

Dead squirrels for research

Did you know the JSPCA Animals' Shelter collects dead red squirrels for research?

You can drop them at the Reception in anything from a bag to a jumper. This is so that the bodies of squirrels can be collected and post mortem examinations can be performed. It is important to have bodies that have not been frozen. This is a long term programme researching the prevalence of disease in Jersey’s red squirrel population.