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May
15
Sat
Lizards and Newts in coastal habitats @ Online
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Lizards and Newts in coastal habitats @ Online

Lizards and Newts in coastal habitats.
The lives of these protected animals, what they love and hate and how to help them.
Expert speaker on zoom: Rob Gandola, The Herpetological Society of Ireland

Coastal Riches and Coastal Restoration @ Online
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coastal Riches and Coastal Restoration @ Online
Our talk explores aspects about protecting our coastlines, as well as discussing habitat restoration and projects.

Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in the above evening online talk from 19:00 to 20:00 on Saturday evening 15 May 2021.

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session which will allow full participation by those attending.

THEME

Coastal Riches and Coastal Restoration explores aspects about protecting our coastlines, as well as discussing habitat restoration and projects.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER

KARIN DUBSKY

Karin is an experienced member of the environmental NGO community, post-graduate scientist researcher, consultant and teacher. She works in Trinity College Dublin, and has practical scientific and basic legal expertise in water, biodiversity, waste, planning, public participation and access to justice issues.

Karin founded Coastwatch – which developed into Coastwatch Europe – a voluntary organisation which monitors the coastal and wetland environments of several European countries, campaigns for improvements to environmental policies and for the implementation of existing environmental legislation, and organises public information events and seminars.

TICKET DETAILS

While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are extremely limited.

Log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register.

May
16
Sun
Ballymoney Lizards @ Ballymoney Beach
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ballymoney Lizards @ Ballymoney Beach
Find out all about lizards.
where they live
what they love and fear
why they bask and where they give birth.
Then help create good lizard habitat along the Wexford Coastal Trail.
Ireland’s only resident reptile is fascinating and protected.
Help it thrive here.
Expert led field trip & training with RobGandola, The Herpetological Society of Ireland.
Numbers are capped at 15 due to Covid restrictions. Please book by contacting Karin Dubsky at 086 8111684.
This is just one of the Coastwatch events as part of National Biodiversity Week 2021.
What lizards love – Fieldtrip @ Ballymoney Beach
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
What lizards love - Fieldtrip @ Ballymoney Beach

What lizards love – Fieldtrip along the Ballymoney coast with Wexford Trails Expert, Rob Gandola. Only 15 spaces available.

Please book by contacting Karin Dubsky at 086 8111684.

May
21
Fri
Cetacean Species Identification Workshop @ Online
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cetacean Species Identification Workshop @ Online

Learn about marine mammal biodiversity in Irish waters and how to identify the most frequently seen coastal species in an engaging virtual workshop hosted by the IWDG with thanks to the Irish Environmental Network.

This workshop is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. No prior knowledge of cetaceans is required to join this workshop, although an interest and a passion for the marine is desirable.

During this workshop, you will learn about marine mammal biodiversity in Ireland. When and where you are likely to see whales and dolphins, what environmental conditions are preferred for whale watching and how to identify the most frequently observed coastal species around the Island of Ireland.

Three identification guides to whales and dolphins of Ireland will be up for grabs to further encourage citizen scientists to keep exploring and watching for marine mammals after the workshop. All you have to do is download the IWDG reporting app and take part in a self-directed whale watch on a stretch of coastline close to you before the end of biodiversity week on the 23rd of May and send or tag the IWDG and IEN in a photo of you outside embracing nature on social media.

May
22
Sat
From Black Choughs to White-tailed Sea Eagles& Birds along the River @ Bantry, Cork
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
From Black Choughs to White-tailed Sea Eagles& Birds along the River @ Bantry, Cork

Whitetailed Sea Eagles nest in Glengarriff Harbour…on the Beara Peninsula there is a seashore Chough protected area…Buzzards have moved into the mountains of the upper Coomhola River Catchment: And lots of Birds are to be found along our local Rivers.Learn all about these matters with Stephanie O’Toole during the course of a streamside walk.

All of these free, familyfriendly events @ The StreamSchool, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork P75 TY47(As numbers attending are restricted please book in advance on 027 50453 or at streamscapes1@gmail.com)

May
23
Sun
Launch of the ‘Salmon Sanctuaries’ Booklet @ Bantry, Cork
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Coomhola Salmon Trust have partnered with NASCO, LAWPRO, Cork & Kerry County Councils to develop this booklet dedicated to wild Atlantic Salmon. Thebooklet will be launched (with free copies distributed to participants) and the wonder & importance of wild salmon will be discussed.

All of these free, familyfriendly events @ The StreamSchool, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork P75 TY47(As numbers attending are restricted please book in advance on 027 50453 or at streamscapes1@gmail.com)