Brownsea island is a unique location host to a variety of beautiful walking trails and animal species.
It is specially maintained to cater to red squirrels needs. The island is especially ideal as it is away from there competitor the common grey squirrel.
Red Squirrels have specific dietary requirements and that can be blamed for there falling population. They can only eat green acorns, seeds, buds and flowers.
They are becoming increasingly endangered, a ranger on Brownsea said: “there life expectancy is 3 to 4 years” although they should be able to live up to a maximum of 10 years.
Brownsea island take time and care to work to preserve the native animals and although there future is unpredictable they are working tirelessly to maintain a stable population.
To read more on the problems the squirrels are facing on Brownsea : http://buzz.bournemouth.ac.uk/2017/12/brownsea-islands-battle-save-red-squirrel/