New volunteering opportunities have become available at the National Trust, Formby, to help improve the conservation of the red squirrels.

Rachel Miller, the Red Squirrel Field Officer at the National Trust, is encouraging Formby residents, who have a keen interest in the rare species, to get in touch about becoming a red squirrel feeder.

The National Trust are looking to build a team of squirrel feeders to take over the supplementary feeding at the reserve.

Ideally, those in the team would be able to commit to one day per week and feed the squirrels at about 10am.

Rachel Miller said: “We are looking for people who will be willing to talk to visitors about red squirrels and update them on what’s happening with red squirrel conservation.

”This is an excellent opportunity to talk to people about red squirrels throughout the stronghold and in the wider community and promote the work that we all do.“

If you are interested you need to apply online at and search for Formby.

For further information contact Justin Matthews, who is co-ordinating the team, on 01704 874 949.

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