While I was researching the history of the red squirrel in Ireland for my thesis, I came across some wonderful old papers and books relating to the history of red squirrel. The work was summarized in my thesis, but I thought the story itself was pretty interesting, so with the help of Andrew Harrington, I put the information together in a blog article. The article can now be read over at Ireland’s Wildlife.
Barrington RM (1880). On the introduction of the squirrel into Ireland Scientific Proceedings of the Royal Dublin Society, 2, 615-631
Shorten M (1954). Squirrels Collins, St. James’s Place London