Rocky Shore and Rock Pools Biodiversity Walk and Talk

Join The Shifting Tides Project for a FREE hands-on biodiversity walk and talk and learn more about the shores of Carlingford Lough’s and rich marine environment.

Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rocky-shore-and-rock-pools-biodiversity-walk-and-talk-tickets-899780607017?aff=oddtdtcreator

Location: Entrance to beach beside Bottle Banks Omeath Road near Carlingford 2RV6+VR
Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford Stone House, Castle Hill Carlingford.

Citizen science actively involves the public in scientific research to create new knowledge or understanding in their local area. To equip people around Carlingford Lough with the tools to study their shore, Shifting Tides is teaming up with the National Biodiversity Data Centre for Biodiversity Week in the ROI with another short Survey walk and talk. This time the focus is on rocky shores and rock-pools which are full of life and colour. You will learn about these habitats and common features used to identify creatures and be signposted to resources on identification so that participants can turn their sightings into scientific data.

We welcome back Dave Wall from the National Biodiversity Centre.

The workshop is suitable for beginners (16+) and those wishing to refresh their identification skills. Information about marine citizen science recording will be shared in the onsite.

Meet Dave at the wee rocky beach below the bottle banks on the Omeath Rd at 1.30pm

If you want to make a full day of exploring your shore you can join the beach clean being organised by Carlingford Tidy Towns starting at 11am on Carlingford beach and beach cleaners get some refreshments!

As this is an outdoor session please have suitable clothing, sunscreen or raincoats, and good walking footwear are essential.

The steps down to the beach are in disrepair so a good level of mobility and taking care is needed as you go up and down.

We hope participants can get in a little practice in field skills and record some species.

Everyone welcome!

Read more about the importance of citizen science here.