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A Scurry of Squirrels: Nurturing The Wild

by Polly Pullar - £14.99  Birlinn Ltd (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781780277042 | ISBN 10: 1780277040

Polly Pullar has had a passion for red squirrels since childhood. As a wildlife rehabilitator, she knows the squirrel on a profoundly personal level and has hand-reared numerous litters of orphan kits, eventually returning them to the wild. In this book she shares her experiences and love for the squirrel and explores how our perceptions have changed.
 
Heavily persecuted until the 1960s, it has since become one of the nation's most adored mammals. But we are now racing against time to ensure its long-term survival in an ever-changing world. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Polly's Perthshire farm, where she works continuously to encourage wildlife great and small, she highlights how nature can, and indeed will, recover if only we give it a chance.
 
In just two decades, her efforts have brought spectacular results, and numerous squirrels and other animals visit her wild farm every day.

(Price & availability last checked: July 2021)

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