Date(s) - 4 August 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In this walk, we join Jesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland, for a walk through what might be Ireland’s richest site for butterflies.
August is a good month for butterflies and weather permitting, we should see a range of species, including butterflies that are Burren specialities, such as the Wood White, Brown Hairstreak and the Burren form of the Grayling butterflies! The Burren has more butterflies and other pollinators than anywhere else in Ireland and identifying what exists helps how it can be conserved into the future. Not only do butterflies play a vital role in pollinating our flowers and are an essential part of the food chain, the study of them can also provide data used to monitor climate change.
Jesmond Harding, the author of ‘Discovering Irish Butterflies & their Habitats’, is one of Ireland’s foremost butterfly experts. He is a regular visitor to the Burren.
Start: The start location for the walk will be sent to members in the week before the walk.
Suitable footwear, such as waterproof walking boots and appropriate clothing for possible wet, blustery weather, are required. Please ensure you read the walk risk assessment before attending. You will be asked to indicate that you have read this when signing in on the day. The walk risk assessment can be viewed here.
Sign up for Burrenbeo Trust membership at www.burrenbeo.com. For more information please email email@example.com or phone 091 638096.