Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel On Mossy Tree

I was recently fortunate enough to visit Simon Phillpotts up in the Yorkshire Dales (find out more about Simon at

He’d been very busy building a new red squirrel hide and wanted to give it a test drive. It was getting to be the time of year when the squirrels were starting to get very busy  squirreling away (forgive the pun) their nuts for winter.

Red squirrel on a mossy tree trunk
Red squirrel on a mossy tree trunk

They didn’t stop around for long, and they’re harder to photograph than you might think, but I was lucky to catch this one doing a mission impossible impression.

Photo Of The Month September 2011 – Foraging Red Squirrel

Taken: The Yorkshire Dales