Helping hungry red squirrels in England


This 1 April 2020 video from Dorset in England says about itself:

Protecting squirrels’ nuts at National Trust Brownsea Island

Rangers on Brownsea Island have spotted the resident red squirrels are struggling to find their nuts.

Throughout autumn, red squirrels store food in tidy piles around the island, however, the forgetful rodents soon lose track of where they’ve stashed their snacks. This winter, we followed our team of dedicated rangers as they stepped in, setting a trail of squirrel-sized markers to lead the squirrels back to their lunch.

Beavers against flooding in England


This 31 January 2020 video from England says about itself:

How eager beavers help prevent flooding on the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate

We’ve released beavers to an area of river running through the edge of Exmoor in Somerset to help us tackle the challenges brought by climate change. The animals are “natural engineers” whose dam-building helps rivers to spread out and meander across the landscape, slowing down the passage of water and preventing flash flooding further downstream.

Beavers were once an important part of the UK’s ecosystem but they became extinct in the 16th century due to hunting for their fur, meat and scent glands. This project, approved by Natural England, will see a pair of beavers released into each of two fenced areas of woodland at Holnicote on the edge of Exmoor in Somerset. Another pair will be released at Valewood on the Black Down Estate on the edge of the South Downs.