Over the last two Mondays, a new wildlife pond has been created by IWT local volunteers in conjunction with St. Saviours School, Ballybeg. Leighton Roche, John Hoban and Marie Power worked with Senan and the 4th class pupils of Mr Gough's class to create a wildlife pond in the school grounds. The pond is planted with bogbean, iris and oxygenating hairgrass, and it is hoped will support frogs and newts in time. Water and web of nature classes were carried out with the class to help explain the ecological context for the pond.
Special thanks are due to Leighton and John who did the hard work of digging the pond!
Monday, December 19, 2011
The latest release of Biodiversity Maps now includes a function to report on what species have been recorded in an area of land. Register as a user of Biodiversity Maps and this allows you to generate a report on designated sites (SPAs, SACs, NHAs, and Nature Reserves), squares of the national grid (10km, 2km and 1km resolution) and for any townland in the country.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Waterford Irish Wildlife Trust held a Christmas outing especially for families and the children of members and friends on Sunday December 18th. The outing consisted of a one mile walk to the Harrington deer herd just outside Dunhill, a visit to the deer herd, a tasting of Chough farm products and festive refreshments. We then returned to Dunhill for a social gathering over some mince pies.
|Ray introducing IWT|
|Short walk along the road|
|The fast section into the pool, a fish delight|
|Mary with river Anne in background|
|New constructed wetland for private house|
|Ray holding forth|
|Bamboo, another invasive or an ornamental?|
|The deer we all wanted to see,Sika, an invasive?|