As part of our yearly programme of field meetings (see following) we have two weekend days where we will be recording wild plants around the Courtmacsherry area (see info pasted in at end of email). As an add-on, I will give a talk aimed at the public and anyone who is interested in natural history, biological recording, etc. on the Saturday evening in nearbly Butlerstown. Please see attached flyer for details.
SAT 11th AND SUN 12th JULY (G, R) – COURTMACSHERRY & ENVIRONS, CO. CORK (v.c. H3)
Leaders: Fionnuala O’Neill and Edwina Cole
The main aim of this two-day event will be to generate records for Atlas 2020. Possible habitats investigated over the two days will include deciduous woodland, coastal beaches, coastal headland/heath and a graveyard. Walking boots/wellingtons, raingear, sunblock and a packed lunch required.
Meet: both days in Courtmacsherry at 11.00am in the carpark past the hotel, adjacent to the beach at the eastern end of the village (W517427).
Contact: Fionnuala on 353-86-3786752 (or Maria: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Talk in eve: See separate flyer – talk about BSBI, 7-8pm Butlerstown Community Centre
The BSBI recorder for all of Co. Cork, Tony O’Mahony, has recently retired after an amazing four decades, and we need to open up Cork in terms of getting new people interested, and if they want, involved in botanical recording. I know that there are lots of people and groups interested in natural history in Cork, and I’m hoping to reach out to them and make some connections. However, the talk will be accessible to everyone, from complete beginners to natural history buffs, so all are welcome.
Further details contact:
BSBI Irish Officer,
National Botanic Gardens,
Tel: 00353 87 2578763