Learning By Topic KS2: Red Kites and Squirrels and History

In the late Middle Ages, the red kite was a protected species in England; research the reason they were protected. By the Tudor period red kites were seen as vermin and no longer protected can you find out why?

Along with the information you have already found, carry out further research on the status of red kites in the UK over different eras. Record on a timeline.

Red squirrels are the UK’s only native squirrel species. The introduction of the grey squirrel in the 19th century has caused a massive decline in red squirrel numbers and they are now endangered. How has the introduction of the grey squirrel caused such a drop in the red squirrel population?