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Monday, May 26, 2014

Saltees island outing

The Saltees trip took place on June 1st. 
The boat left from Kilmore Quay.
Thanks to Ben and Bridie for the pictures from the excellent turnout.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mount Congreve outing

Thanks to Stefanie Fleischer for the excellent photos of Mount Congreve
from the recent walk.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mount Congreve visit

The IWT May walk will take place next Sunday May 18th  at Mount Congreve.  We are very pleased to have Mr Michael White, Head Curator or the Gardens for our guide.  Start time is 2.30 pm and meeting point is the main gate Old Kilmeadan Rd.  IWT members go free, all others at a special price for IWT of €5.   Normal price for guided tours is €10.    Children under 14 go free.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Recording biodiversity

Check out how to identify the Harlequin Ladybird here and why it is such a problem. What is an invasive species. Take part in the IWT Ladybird survey

 Identify Irish the app to your mobile phone and send in your recorded sighting in the field. The Butterflies are split up into different groups so select the group you think the butterfly is in and then select the butterfly you think you may have seen. Examine the picture closely by pressing it and zooming in on the details. Read the information about all the the butterfly and decide if you have seen it. If you want to report the sighting then press "Record Details" and the app will record your location. You can choose to save the details and send a few records later or send the details immediately.
Look at Irish Wildlife Reporting to see what has been reported and where.
All data is sent to Biodiversity Ireland and made publicly available by them. 

Check out BirdTrack if you are interested in recording the birds that you see.