Success of new road signs

Eye-catching squirrel signs have been produced in a campaign to slow down traffic in squirrel road-death blackspot areas onthe Island, and help was needed from the public to get them on display.

Response was good and all the signs have been allocated to places where a number of deaths are reported annually.

Launch of new app

The new app was launched in June at the Bioblitz in Parkhurst Forest. Pictured here are Robert Kettlety of IsleCre8 and Kingsley Hollis, the first person to have the app.

It is still a work in progress ...

You can download it here ...

Download our Newsletter

Annual newsletters are sent out to ‘Friends of the red squirrel’ and distributed around the Island. Download the pdf here ...

Advice leaflets are also available from various venues and from the Red Squirrel shop in Ryde High Street.

How you can help us

The easiest and most efficient way to offer financial help is to become a Friend of the Red Squirrel and set up a standing order with a donation.

We also need volunteers to help us with walks, events and delivering newsletters. Please contact us if you can help.


Feeding Squirrels

Feeding red squirrels helps their survival and provides hours of entertainment for you.

They need a variety of food, not just peanuts. Hazelnuts, filberts, pine nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, coconut and fruit will provide a varied and healthier diet. NEVER feed brazil nuts or fatballs!


Squirrel Spotting

Peak activity times are dawn and dusk all year. Squirrels react to sound and movement, so stand still and keep quiet.

Where gardens back onto woods, squirrels are often fed and can be spotted as they travel to and from the garden.

Read more about best places to see red squirrels on the Island...

Support the charity and buy  a cute Wight Squirrel Project T-shirts online from
For each t-shirt bought, Wight Squirrel Project will get £4.50 towards funding

T-shirts cost £19.00
buy one here...