Girley Bog Meitheal, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum and the Boyne Valley Natural History Field Club, will host a Bioblitz at Girley Bog, a race against time to record as many species of wildlife as possible over a 24-hour period. The Bioblitz is being organised in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service; the Irish Peatland Conservation Council; and the Native Woodland Trust. Records of species will be uploaded to the National Biodiversity Data Centre website after the event.
There will be a series of walks and workshops which are free to attend, however places are limited so be sure to book in advance.
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Schedule of Walks
- 11 – 12pm – Bird Watching – Franc Armoenner, Birdwatch Ireland Meath
• 12 – 1pm – Tree ID Walk – Jim Lawlor, Native Woodland Trust
• 1 – 2pm – Butterfly and Bee Walk – Annette Lynch, NPWS
• 2 – 3pm – Pond Dipping – Katie Geraghty, Irish Peatland Conservation Council
• 3 – 4pm – Wild Flower Foraging – Kate Flood, Meath Eco Tours
- From Kells take the Athboy Road (past the GAA pitch) and travel for 4 miles.
- Turn right as you come into the village of Fordstown.
- We are just over mile down on the left hand side; you will go past Grove Gardens on the right hand and then Causey Farm on the left hand side.
- The Bioblitz Base Camp will be at Girley Hall, just past Causey Farm, and the starting point for all walks/workshops will be here.
Visit the Girley Bog Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/GirleyBogMeitheal/
Please note: All walks start from Girley Hall and last for an hour so it is not feasible to attend all the workshops due to the time overlap. Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch and sturdy footwear!