Nature & Wildlife
The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is a species of tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus common throughout Eurasia. The red squirrel is an arboreal, omnivorous rodent. In Great Britain, Italy and Ireland, numbers have decreased drastically in recent years. This decline is associated with the introduction by humans of the eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) from North America and habitat loss. Due to this, without conservation the species could be extirpated from Britain by 2030.
Red Squirrel at Pow Hill Nature Reserve
Pow Hill Red Squirrel
Poppy Field Landscape at Aydon Castle near Corbridge, Northumberland
Red Squirrel at Pow Hill, County Durham
A small crop of wild poppies growing in a huge field of green near Newburn Riverside, Newcastle
Low Force is an 18-foot high set of falls in the Tees Valley, England. Further upstream is the High Force waterfall. Low Force is also the site of the Wynch Bridge, completed in 1830. It is suggested that only one person at a time should cross the bridge as it may be unstable.