Join Coastwatch & Waterford Tidy Towns to discover life on the beach, citizen science and hear music and spoken word.
Join us for this Biodiversity Week fieldtrip hosted jointly by Coastwatch and Waterford Tidy Towns. Meet at the Stand Hotel to explore the beach and discover the life in sandflat, pool and reef habitats. Briefing on citizen science and local authority stream work.
We will hear music from Martyn Simpson and stories/ poetry of the coast from others.
Refreshments and some presentations at the hotel.
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.