Expert led Fieldtrip of the protected Boyne Estuary with Brendan McSherry, Louth Heritage Officer & Coastwatch.
Join us for this Biodiversity Week fieldtrip on the protected Boyne Estuary. Discover its unique history, status today and opportunities for restoration of this biodiverse blue carbon site.
Coordinator, Karin Dubsky will be joined by experts including Brendan McSherry, Heritage Officer, Co. Louth and Aina Walsh.
Meet at the gate of The Haven at 2pm, follow road past golf club.
Please bring wellies, appropriate clothing such as anorak and water.
We wish to thank the Irish Environmental Network for their support for this event.
Coastwatch is piloting a new theme – Cool Biodiverse Blue Carbon (CBBC) into its 2023 Biodiversity fieldtrips and events around UN World Biodiversity Day May 22nd
From May 18th to 28th we will be exploring the coastal rim from barely land through intertidal to shallow sublittoral. It includes our beautifully flowering saltmarshes and rare coastal wet woodlands and bogs, intertidal mudflats and peat, mussel and seagrass beds and meadows, kelp forests.
Join us for a free fieldtrip near you to identify these habitats, look into their biodiversity and carbon storage value, share observations on habitat health and historic presence, consider pressures, protection and restoration. Results from fieldtrips will be pooled to draft a first CBBC leaflet for Irish shores. Participant local and traditional knowledge on wise use and protection is particularly welcome.
Location: Baltray, Co Louth
Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/boyne-estuary-fieldtrip-baltray-co-louth-tickets-636408784807