Woodlands, Water & Biodiversity: Celebrate National Biodiversity Week with a ramble at Billy Fox Memorial Park to explore the flora and fauna which inhabit our local streams, rivers and woodlands.
Ben Malone, Community Water Officer with the Local Authority Waters Programme will be on hand to reveal the rich biodiversity that can be found in our local streams and rivers and will demonstrate how members of the public can engage in citizen science aimed at revealing the water quality in our local watercourses.
This will be followed by an exploration of the biodiversity that can be found within the woodland habitats of the park. Participants will accompany ecologist Goska Wilkowska from Nature’s Patch Network who will help to identify the different types of plants and animals encountered and discuss the importance of a diverse landscape rich in semi-natural habitats for a healthy river catchment.
This free family friendly event will take place from 11:00am – 1.00pm on Sunday 22nd May,
International Day of Biological Diversity. Booking essential through Sandra McQuaid, Heritage Section, Monaghan County Council. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 047-35000 Ext. 480.