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Friday, November 25, 2011

Pix from Inistioge

Thanks to Denis for giving us a flavour of the walk in Inistioge.

The branch outing on Sunday November 21st was to Inistioge. Denis Cullen led a walk along the start of the South Leinster way, then through Woodstock Woods and garden. Over 30 walkers enjoyed views of the Nore in spate, trees still with beautiful autumn colour and very attractive notice boards erected by Insitioge Tidy Towns group, illustrating the wildlife and plants of the area. These include otters, kingfisher and autumn crocus - a protected species.

Next outing is the otter survey in Waterford City on December 8th. Watch this space for details.
The NPWS (National Parks and Wildlife Service) are one of the bodies involved in surveying mammals  along with the National Biodiversity Data Centre based in Carrickanore. You can also click here for details on initiatives from the Heritage Council.
The new project that focuses on otters is part of the Mammals in a Sustainable Environment project. They have a Facebook page.

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