The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity – it is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity
Cork Environmental Forum are marking this important event with some fantastic biodiversity-related actions in Co. Cork.
Biodiversity Walk (with Coillte)
- Where? Castlefreke Woods, near Rathbarry (see map)
- When? Sunday 16th May, starting 3pm
- Guide? Padraig O’Tuama, District Manager, Coillte
Butterfly Walk (with Irish Wildlife Trust)
- Where? near Minane Bridge (see map)
- When? Saturday 22nd May, 12-2pm
- Guide? Rodney Daunt, Regional Coordinator National Butterfly Survey
- Please bring a packed lunch, walking shoes, sun cream/hat (if sunny) and a butterfly net or identification book if you wish with you on the day – there will be a nice opportunity for a picnic at the end of the walk.
Numbers are limited, so please email your name and mobile phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. If for any reason the event has to be cancelled, a text message will be sent to this number on the morning.
We are currently undertaking an important survey of Red Squirrel populations in west Cork with a view to establishing a protected area for this increasingly endangered species. If you have seen a Red Squirrel west of Clonakilty/Dunmanway/Macroom in the last year, please log your sighting here.
- Where? Arboretum, meet outside Fota House (see map)
- When? Saturday 22nd May, 11am-12.30pm
- Facilitator? Jessica Mason
- Celebrate Biodiversity – Come and play nature games at Fota Arboretum!
CEF are hosting a morning of nature games to celebrate Biodiversity day. From bug hunts and tree games to parachutes and balls of string, it will be a fun packed session for all the family. All ages are welcome and you need only bring yourselves!
Jessica Mason has been teaching outdoor environmental education for the last eight years, working in schools with community groups and children’s summer camps. Through informal and fun games children can learn about Irish habitats and wildlife whilst connecting with and enjoying the natural environment.
A family fun workshop of games. Under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult.