Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
The March walk of the Irish Wildlife Trust takes place next Sunday March 11th starting at 2.30 pm. The Gurteens LePoer estate in Kilsheelan is our destination. The walk will take in river, farm, pond and woodland habitats and promises to be an absorbing walk on one of the oldest and most interesting estate lands. The walk will take about 2.5 hours. This is a family friendly outing on mostly flat terrain but dogs should be kept on the lead at all times. Meeting point is Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary at the car park on the left hand side of the road just past the motte and shrine. Kilsheelan is about 45 minutes from Waterford on the Clonmel road.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Register now and take part in training days near you!
The Irish Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that our smooth newt survey will be running again in 2012 and we are calling on people to once again get out and search their local pond for newts! The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species and this survey aims to increase our knowledge of the distribution of the species, but also make Irish people more familiar with this little ‘water dragon’.
This year we will be focussing our efforts in counties where we currently have few or no records, including counties Carlow, Clare, Donegal, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Tipperary, Wicklow and Wexford. Training days will be taking place in counties Clare, Donegal, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Kildare and Wexford . If you would like to attend a training day, you must register with us. Members of the Irish Wildlife Trust can attend the workshop for free and non-members must pay a small attendance fee (€20) to participate. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
To register as a surveyor or for more information contact Dr Daniel Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0863691982 or check out our website www.iwt.ie
This project is funded by Dublin zoo and Fota Wildlife Park.
Training day information...our nearest one
Wexford: 3rd March, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve