Exploring the Grey Squirrels' diet!
Exploring the Grey Squirrels' diet! - UK and Ireland : One of my many Projects... This project is trying to list the Grey Squirrels' diet from observations on iSpot, which might help certain groups to understand what Grey Squirrels are doing to the environment and how to stop them harming it. I would recomm
One of my many Projects...
This project is trying to list the Grey Squirrels' diet from observations on iSpot, which might help certain groups to understand what Grey Squirrels are doing to the environment and how to stop them harming it.
I would recommend looking at this observation - http://www.ispotnature.org/node/11537
Fungi and lichensRussula atropurpurea
The Blusher (Amanita rubescens)
PlantsThistle (Asteraceae sp.)
Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
English Oak [Pendunculate Oak, French Oak] (Quercus robur) [Acorns]
Holm Oak (Quercus ilex)
Rose (Rosa) [Rose hips]
Common Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Stone Pine (Pinus pinea) [South African observation]
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Hawthorn [Single-seeded Hawthorn] (Crataegus monogyna) [Flowers in spring, berries in Autumn]
Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) [cones]
InvertebratesAndricus quercuscalicis [galls]
Caterpillar spp. (Lepidoptera)
BirdsRobin (Erithacus rubecula) [nestling - my bird ringing trainer once saw a Grey Squirrel carrying a Robin nestling in its mouth]
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Common Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)
Amphibians and ReptilesPet turtle (unknown species) [see - http://www.ispotnature.org/node/34933#comment-13087]
Other foodsBird Food:
Sources of MineralsBrick [see: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/640008?nav=latest]
Anyone who has additional info please comment!