The event will start at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre with a talk introducing participants to Lodge Bog Nature Reserve and describing the decline in some of Ireland’s iconic breeding waders over the past 25 years.
The talk will be followed by a walk to Lodge bog where participants will observe waders, such as Curlew and Lapwing, in their natural breeding habitats.
The walk will be led by IPCC’s Conservation Officer who will showcase the bog restoration works that have been completed on Lodge bog and will discuss the monitoring and conservation work that is taking place to protect breeding waders.
This activity will include walking across difficult wet boggy terrain so strong footwear is recommended.
For those who do not wish to take part in the walk there will be fun bog biodiversity activities at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre.
Activities will include pond dipping and searching for frogs, newts and creepy crawlies in the wildlife gardens.
Light refreshments will be provided.