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May 13, 2008

Discovering Kildare Wildlife - Practical Workshops


Discovering Kildare Wildlife- Practical Workshops Starting Saturday 24th May.

Wildlife Workshops 2008 Would you like to find out more about the wildlife and environment of your local area? Are you interested in finding out how you can get involved in protecting our local biodiversity? Then the new Discovering Kildare Wildlife practical workshops presented by the Kildare Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council will interest you!

“At last years Discovering Kildare Wildlife seminar series interest was expressed in discovering ways to get involved in protecting and learning more about Kildare Natural Heritage” explained Bridget Loughlin, Heritage officer with Kildare County Council.

In response to this demand Kildare County Council and Kildare Heritage Forum presents a series of practical workshops on the topic of Kildare’s Wildlife. These workshops will commence on Sat 24th May at 10am in Áras Chill Dara, Naas with a practical workshop entitled Identifying wild plants.

Other practical workshops will explore, surveying Daubentons bats, breeding birds & the countryside bird survey, butterfly monitoring scheme, identifying Irish trees and the nature of bogs. Each workshop takes place on a Saturday morning, from 10am to 1pm, except the Bats workshop, which starts at 8.30pm. Each session will be primarily outdoors and venues vary depending on the workshop. Further details and booking form can be obtained from

Discovering Kildare’s Wildlife Workshops are aimed at anyone with a general interest in wildlife and biodiversity. They will also be useful for local development associations, Tidy Towns groups, or anyone interested in enhancing the quality of life in their own area. There will be an emphasis on practical experiences, identifying the wildlife that you will find in any area, and on enjoying the natural world as well as assistance in taking part in valuable wildlife surveys.

There is no charge for the workshops, but spaces will be limited, so advance booking is recommended.

Further details and application forms are available from Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare Co. Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co Kildare, phone 045 98079, E-mail, web

Discovering Kildare’s Wildlife Workshops are an action in the County Kildare Heritage Plan